GAP stands for Genotype and Phenotype

Your genotype is the information contained in your DNA. DNA is the hereditary material you receive from each of your parents and is found in every cell of your body.

Phenotype refers to all your outward traits such as height and eye color, as well as other characteristics such as creativity, athletic ability or even your tolerance for certain medications.

Genotype And Phenotype

Why are we interested in the relationship between genotype and phenotype? ...

This is an exciting and promising time in human genetics and medical research. Since completion of the Human Genome Project in 2003 there have been many amazing advances in our understanding of the genetic basis of medical conditions. These advances are enabling us to better define the influence of genetic differences on human health and illness

The pursuit of curiosity about the basic facts of nature has proven, with few exceptions throughout the history of medical science, to be the route by which the successful drugs and devices of modern medicine were discovered.

-Arthur Kornberg 1959 Nobel Laureate in Physiology


  • What kind of research studies may I be asked to join? Although we cannot predict every future study, most will involve providing a blood sample or answering some questions.
  • Will I be compensated for participating?You will not be compensated for joining the GAP Registry. However ...
  • How is my privacy protected? We take many steps to protect your privacy and to prevent any misuse of your health or genetic information.
  • Who is eligible to participate? If you are over age 18 years of age, you can join the GAP.