Punjabi in Lahore, Pakistan [PJL]

Available Samples Family Relationships
Cell Cultures: 158
DNA: 158
DNA Sample Panel: MGP00020
 Trios:  42
 Parent-Child Duos:  8
 Unrelated Individuals:  16

Population Description

These cell lines and DNA samples were prepared from blood samples collected from people living in Lahore, Pakistan who identified themselves and their parents as Punjabi.

Referring to Populations

It is important to refer to this community as "Punjabi in Lahore, Pakistan" when describing these samples in articles or presentations. Including the full name reinforces the point that the sample set does not represent all Punjabi people, whose population history is complex. The population should not be described merely as “South Asian” or “Pakistani”, since both of those designators encompasses many communities.

The full population descriptor is Punjabi in Lahore, Pakistan and the abbreviation is PJL. 

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

  • Danish Saleheen - Center for Non-Communicable Diseases, Karachi, Pakistan & University of Pennsylvania, USA 
  • Asif Rasheed - Center for Non-Communicable Diseases, Karachi, Pakistan