As we welcome in the new year we will also soon be bidding farewell to the Chinese year of the pig, so to mark this we are excited to announce that we are adding the domestic pig to our VGNC resource!
Check your nomenclature pre-publication
We realise that many of our users will come to our website and simply use our main search box. But did you know that we also have a tool that allows you to upload a large list of symbols and lets you know whether [Read more]
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 [Read more]
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Why should gene symbols be stable?
Wherever possible we avoid changing gene symbols, but occasionally this is necessary, as we described in our last post. In this post we explain how we have progressed from simply avoiding symbol changes to assessing if some gene symbols are likely [Read more]
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]