The Genotype-Tissue Expression Project (GTEx)
As of December 2015:
- GTEx finished enrollment of the additional donors, for a total of 961 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 was 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.
- GTEx is soliciting subcontractors to consolidate all project biospecimens to a final location and manage sample processing and distribution. For more information, please refer to RFP S16-067. Proposals for the GTEx Legacy Project are due January 18th, 2016.
- 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: January 7, 2016