NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Institutes of Health has awarded a $6 million grant to the National Disease Research Interchange, which will work with partners to procure new organ and tissue donors for the next phase of the Genotype-Tissue Expression, or GTEx, project, NDRI said today.

The GTEx effort was launched by the NIH Common Fund in 2010 to provide the research community with a resource for studies of how gene expression and regulation are related to genetic variation, and how these factors are correlated with human disease.

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