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. More information on our methodology and results on simulation and mouse dataset can be found in the following manuscript:
Jae 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. Link
September 18, 2014: New version 0.4 is posted! This version includes support for covariates and dosage. Please let me know if you find any problems with new options.
August 15, 2013: Updated FAQ and download. Posted JAR files compiled with Java 1.6.
July 31, 2013: New version 0.3 is posted! Please note that all options are changed to long option starting this version. It has many new options such as more powerful meta-analysis and cis-region analysis.
June 11, 2013: New MetaTissue software with more powerful meta-analysis method will be available soon. Please check the website in two weeks!
March 27, 2013: Our paper is accepted into PLoS Genetics! Version 0.2 is also posted
February 9, 2013: Homepage is up! More stuff will come soon
Contact: Jae Hoon Sul (jaehoonsul at mednet dot ucla dot edu)
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