This is an abbreviation for “Tissue-Wide.” We have historically created a Cross-Tissue model, which is a measure of the expression common across all tissues, and Tissue-Specific models (TS), which is modeled as an orthogonal component to the shared cross tissue component. Details can be found here( While these models are not available at the moment, they are in our pipeline.


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  title = "What does “TW_” mean in the GTEx v6 file names?",
  author = "PredictDB Team",
  year = "2021",
  journal = "PredictDB",
  note = "/post/2021/07/21/what-does-tw-mean-in-the-gtex-v6-file-names/"