Tip of the Week: PhenX Toolkit for GWAS Phenotype and Exposure Studies


Today’s tip is on a new resource brought to you by the National Human Genome Research Institute, or NHGRI. The resource is PhenX Toolkit version 2.1, which was released on May 22 2009. The PhenX Toolkit provides protocols for taking standardized measurements of research subjects’ physical characteristics and their environmental exposures. You can browse for protocols by domain or measurement type, or search for protocols. If you register, you are also able to collect sets of reports. These can be save for each of your projects, or for later modification. I’ll introduce you (briefly) to all of this and more in this tip.

I learned about this new resource from a GenomeWeb Daily News article in which they published NHGRI’s press release.