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HGNC

  • Minimising Changes - why do we ever change gene symbols?

    We avoid changing HGNC approved gene symbols unless there are very good reasons to do so. We appreciate that change can be disruptive, but sometimes it’s also necessary. This blog post will explain why we make changes to gene symbols and give some examples of changes that we’ve made...

  • Summer newsletter 2019

    The HGNC is 40!

    We are excited to announce a significant birthday for the HGNC – it is now 40 years since the first full human gene nomenclature guidelines were published, following discussions at the 1979 Human Genome Meeting in Edinburgh, Scotland. We are proud to be able...

  • Seeing Red

    This guest blog post was written by David Nelson, one of our external advisors who specializes in the biology of the cytochrome P450s. David is a Professor at the University of Tennessee and has been studying the evolutionary history of cytochrome P450s in species from across the...

  • Welcome to the Genenames Blog for the HGNC and the VGNC

    We are the HUGO Gene Nomenclature Committee and our job is to make sure that scientists have a common language to use when discussing genes. We approve unique symbols and names for human loci, including protein coding genes, ncRNA genes and pseudogenes, to allow unambiguous scientific communication.

    Symbols approved by locus type

VGNC

  • Summer newsletter 2019

    The HGNC is 40!

    We are excited to announce a significant birthday for the HGNC – it is now 40 years since the first full human gene nomenclature guidelines were published, following discussions at the 1979 Human Genome Meeting in Edinburgh, Scotland. We are proud to be able...

  • Seeing Red

    This guest blog post was written by David Nelson, one of our external advisors who specializes in the biology of the cytochrome P450s. David is a Professor at the University of Tennessee and has been studying the evolutionary history of cytochrome P450s in species from across the...

  • Introducing the VGNC

    Welcome back to the Genenames blog - this time we’re going to begin discussing our VGNC project, established in 2016 as an extension of the HGNC.

    The Vertebrate Gene Nomenclature Committee (VGNC) assigns standardized nomenclature for vertebrate species that lack their own nomenclature committees.

    To ensure that genes...

  • Welcome to the Genenames Blog for the HGNC and the VGNC

    We are the HUGO Gene Nomenclature Committee and our job is to make sure that scientists have a common language to use when discussing genes. We approve unique symbols and names for human loci, including protein coding genes, ncRNA genes and pseudogenes, to allow unambiguous scientific communication.

    Symbols approved by locus type

Newsletters

  • Summer newsletter 2019

    The HGNC is 40!

    We are excited to announce a significant birthday for the HGNC – it is now 40 years since the first full human gene nomenclature guidelines were published, following discussions at the 1979 Human Genome Meeting in Edinburgh, Scotland. We are proud to be able...

  • Spring newsletter 2019

    Welcome to the new format newsletter

    Welcome to the first HGNC newsletter published on our brand new HGNC and VGNC blog! The blog was launched on April 1st, 2019 and this forms our second ever post. Aside from publishing our newsletters, we will use this blog to highlight...


Guest Post

  • Seeing Red

    This guest blog post was written by David Nelson, one of our external advisors who specializes in the biology of the cytochrome P450s. David is a Professor at the University of Tennessee and has been studying the evolutionary history of cytochrome P450s in species from across the...


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