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ready HUGO Gene Nomenclature Committee


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The HUGO Gene Nomenclature Committee (HGNC) aims to assign a unique and ideally meaningful name and symbol to every human gene. The HGNC database currently comprises over 40, 000 public records containing approved human gene nomenclature and associated gene information. The website enables direct links to the searchable HGNC database and other related database resources, such as the HCOP orthology search tool and manually curated gene family webpages.


Countries that developed this resource European Union , United Kingdom

Created in 1978

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How to cite this record HGNC; HUGO Gene Nomenclature Committee; DOI:; Last edited: Feb. 20, 2020, 4:09 p.m.; Last accessed: Feb 21 2020 10:36 a.m.

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Record updated: Feb. 20, 2020, 1:52 p.m. by The FAIRsharing Team.

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The HGNC Database in 2008: a resource for the human genome.

Bruford EA., Lush MJ., Wright MW., Sneddon TP., Povey S., Birney E.,
Nucleic Acids Res. 2008

View Paper (PubMed) the HGNC resources in 2015.

Gray KA,Yates B,Seal RL,Wright MW,Bruford EA
Nucleic Acids Res 2014

View Paper (PubMed) View Publication the HGNC resources in 2013.

Gray KA,Daugherty LC,Gordon SM,Seal RL,Wright MW,Bruford EA
Nucleic Acids Res 2012

View Paper (PubMed) View Publication the HGNC resources in 2011.

Seal RL,Gordon SM,Lush MJ,Wright MW,Bruford EA
Nucleic Acids Res 2010

View Paper (PubMed) View Publication the HGNC and VGNC resources in 2017.

Yates B,Braschi B,Gray KA,Seal RL,Tweedie S,Bruford EA
Nucleic Acids Res 2016

View Paper (PubMed) View Publication

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  • 099129/Z/12/Z (The Wellcome Trust, UK)

  • U41HG003345 (National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), Bethesda, MD, USA)