The Genotype-Tissue Expression Project (GTEx)
As of August 2015:
- GTEx reached its initial goal of 900 donors! Because of efficiencies realized over the project, they may be able to enroll an additional 50-60 donors. Analysis of the samples and data will continue for another 18 months.
- Over 30,000 samples have been collected.
In fall of 2015, information on gene expression for over 450 donors is scheduled to be released to the scientific community through the database of Genotype and Phenotype (dbGaP). Additionally, the new version of the GTEx Genome Browser has been launched and features new visualization tools.
In 2014, The National Institutes of Health awarded eight new grants to researchers to use tissues donated to GTEx to explore how human genes are expressed and regulated in different tissues.
The GTEx team would like to thank the donors and their families for this generous gift to the scientific community.
- May 2015 News Release on the GTEx Project: GTEx findings reveal new insights into how DNA differences influence gene activity, disease susceptibility
- October 2010 Press Release on the GTEx Project: NIH launches Genotype-Tissue Expression project
- Cancer Research Now: Building a Biobank
A video from the National Cancer Institute about the GTEx Biobank
- Building a Biobank to Explore the Mysteries of the Genome
A feature from the National Cancer Institute
- GTEx Common Fund Site: Genotype-Tissue Expression (GTEx)
- Download a Copy of the GTEx Brochure: You & GTEx
- The GTEx Portal
This website contains a sample of genetic information collected for the GTEx project.
- NCI's Cancer Human Biobank (caHUB)
GTEx tissues are stored at the caHUB.
Last Updated: September 23, 2015