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The Genotype Tissue Expression (GTEx) Project is a data resource and tissue bank established by the National Institutes of Health Common Fund, in order to study the relationship between genetic variation and gene expression in a variety of human tissues. A total of 53 tissues from nearly 1000 individuals have been studied by genomic and RNA sequencing. These resources are valuable for exploring the genetic basis of human diseases. Extensive data access and visualizations are available from the GTEx Portal, a resource provided by the GTEx Laboratory, Data Analysis and Coordinating Center at the Broad Institute.
The UCSC Genome Browser provides visualization resources for selected summary data from the GTEx project, including these tracks and hubs:
This interactive graphic identifies the tissues sampled by GTEx for gene expression studies. Some GTEx browser tracks include the Body Map in the track configuration page, to facilitate limiting track display to tissues of interest. A stand-alone page with the interactive graphic is here.
Below is a screenshot of a public session that highlights the GTEx gene expression track and GTEx RNA-seq signal hub for the GTEx Resources in the Genome Browser blog article. The session shows a genomic region where 5 genes exhibit different patterns of tissue-specific expression.