• 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 [Read more]

  • 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 [Read more]

  • 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 [Read more]

  • 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 [Read more]