• 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]

  • 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[Read more]