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The Genotype-Tissue Expression Project (GTEx)

Progress Update

Members of the scientific community met at the University of Chicago in 2015 to learn about the GTEx project.

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.

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Last Updated: January 7, 2016