• Autumn newsletter 2020

    Coming soon - an improved search for

    We are excited to announce that we are finalising a new version of the search engine for The look and feel will not significantly change but the search will feature an autosuggest function which will let the user...

  • Summer newsletter 2020

    Fewer changes, other species, and no more dates – the new HGNC guidelines have been released!

    We are delighted to announce that we have published a comment article about updates to our nomenclature guidelines. The citation in Nature Genetics can be viewed in the ‘Publications’ section below. A...

  • Spring newsletter 2020

    HGNC are working from home

    The European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) on the Wellcome Genome Campus in Hinxton where the main HGNC office is located has been closed since Wednesday 18th March, so we have all been working from home for over 2 months and counting. Although we...

  • Autumn newsletter 2019

    Thanks to our Scientific Advisory Board

    We would like to thank all the members of our SAB for attending our annual meeting, held here at EMBL-EBI from 7-8 November. We were pleased to welcome two new board members: Professor Anne Ferguson-Smith is the Arthur Balfour Professor...

  • 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...

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