Toscani in Italia [TSI]

Available Samples Family Relationships
Cell Cultures: 117
DNA: 117

 Unrelated Individuals:  117



Shared Samples

The International HapMap Collection shares some samples with the 1000 Genomes Project. Please click here to view Toscani 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 a small town near Florence in the Tuscany region of Italy. All of the samples are from unrelated individuals who identified themselves as having at least three out of four Toscani grandparents.

Referring to Populations

It is important to refer to this community as "Toscani in Italia" when describing these samples in articles or presentations. Including the full name reinforces the point that the sample set does not represent all Toscani, nor all Italians, whose population history is complex. The population should not be described merely as "Italian", "Southern European", "European", or "Caucasian", since each of those designators encompasses many communities. Reference to these samples in the Italian language is preferred.

The full population descriptor is Toscani in Italia  and the abbreviation is TSI.

Members of the community where these samples were drawn developed a written statement that expresses their views about genetic variation research and their hopes about how their samples will be used.

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 for Community Engagement and Sample Collection   

  • Deborah Gordon -University of California at San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 
  • Maria-Cristina Manca -University degli Studi di Firenze, Florence, Italy