Han Chinese in Beijing, China [CHB]

Available Samples Family Relationships
Cell Cultures: 120
DNA: 120
DNA Sample Panel: MGP00017

 Unrelated Individuals:  162 



Shared Samples

The 1000 Genomes Project shares some samples with the International HapMap Collection. The Family Relationships listed above includes those samples that were also part of the HapMap Project which can be found here.

Population Description

These cell lines and DNA samples were prepared from blood samples collected from people living in the residential community at Beijing Normal University. All of the samples are from unrelated individuals who identified themselves as having at least three out of four Han Chinese grandparents.

Referring to Populations

It is important to refer to this community as "Han Chinese in Beijing, China" when describing describing these samples in articles or presentations. Including the full name reinforces the point that the sample set does not represent all Han Chinese people, nor of all people in China, where there are 56 officially recognized ethnicities. The population should not be described merely as "Asian" or as "East Asian", terms that encompass many communities.

The full population descriptor is Han Chinese in Beijing, China   and the abbreviation is CHB.

Additional guidance about how to refer to the populations can be found at Guidelines for Referring to the Populations in Publications and Presentations. 

Principal Investigators  

  • Houcan Zhang -Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China 
  • Changqing Zeng -Beijing Genomics Institute, Beijing, China