The Common Fund's Genotype-Tissue Expression (GTEx) program aims to study human gene expression and regulation in multiple tissues, providing valuable insights into the mechanisms of gene regulation and, in the future, its disease-related perturbations. Genetic variation between individuals will be examined for correlation with differences in gene expression level to identify regions of the genome that influence whether and how much a gene is expressed. The GTEx project includes the following initiatives:
The Genotype-Tissue Expression (GTEX) project Commentary is featured in Nature Genetics
The June 2013 issue of Nature Genetics highlights the GTEx project published by the GTEx Consortium.