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Meta-Tissue is a free software for identifying eQTLs from multiple tissues. It uses meta-analysis to combine results from multiple tissues. As the above picture shows, studies may not detect eQTLs in any of 4 tissues (cortex, heart, liver, spleen). However, by combining results of 4 tissues, we may detect eQTLs. Hence, Meta-Tissue is a powerful approach to detect eQTLs shared across multiple tissues.

Environment Modules

Run module spider meta-tissue to find out what environment modules are available for this application.

System Variables

  • HPC_META-TISSUE_DIR - installation directory


If you publish research that uses meta-tissue you have to cite it as follows:

Hoon Sul*, Buhm Han*, Chun Ye*, Ted Choi, and Eleazar Eskin, "Effectively identifying eQTLs from multiple tissues by combining mixed model and meta-analytic approaches." PLoS Genetics. 9, e1003491, 2013.