Is there gene expression and/or functional annotation available for the samples?

Functional annotation

As part of our phase 1 analysis we performed functional annotation of our phase 1 variants with respect to both coding and non-coding annotation from GENCODE and the ENCODE project respectively.

This functional annotation can be found in our phase 1 analysis results directory. We present both the annotation we compared the variants to and VCF files which contain the functional consequences for each variant.

Gene expresssion

The most important available existing expression datasets involving 1000 Genomes individuals are probably the following:

Pre-publication RNA-sequencing data from the Geuvadis project is available through


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