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]
HGNC, VGNC, Guest Post ·
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 [Read more]
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]
HGNC, 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.