NIH Completes Atlas of Human DNA Differences that Influence Gene Expression
• Science Update
Sections of the genome, known as expression Quantitative Trait Loci (eQTL) work to control how genes are turned off and on. Darryl Leja, NHGRI
NIH-funded researchers have completed a detailed atlas documenting the stretches of human DNA that influence gene expression – a key way in which a person’s genome gives rise to an observable trait, like hair color or disease risk.