African Ancestry in SW USA [ASW]

Available Samples Family Relationships
Cell Cultures: 107
DNA: 107

 Trios:  13
 Parent-Child Duos:  20
 Family of 2 or more:  5
 Unrelated Individuals:  15

Shared Samples

The International HapMap Collection shares some samples with the 1000 Genomes Project. Please click here to view African Ancestry SW samples that are also part of the 1000 Genomes Project.

Population Description

These cell lines and DNA samples were prepared from blood samples collected from people living in the Southwest USA who identified themselves as African American. All parents in the trios and duos, and all the unrelated individuals identified themselves as having four African American grandparents who were born in the same general area of the Southwest USA.

Referring to Populations

It is important to refer to this community as "African Ancestry in SW USA" when describing these samples in articles or presentations. Including the full name reinforces the point that the sample set does not represent all African American people in the United States, whose population history is complex. The population should not be described as "African American" out of respect for the expressed wishes of the donor community. It also should not be described "African".

The full population descriptor is African Ancestry in Southwest USA and the abbreviation is ASW.

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

    Principal Investigator for Community Engagement and Sample Collection

    • Morris Foster - University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma, USA