VGNC Gene Symbols, Gene Names and IDs
Countries that developed this resource United Kingdom
Created in 2016
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Edits to 'https://fairsharing.org/FAIRsharing.5NhJFK' by 'genenames' at 14:57, 02 Mar 2020 (approved): 'name' has been modified: Before: Vertebrate Genome Organization Gene Symbols After: VGNC Gene Symbols, Gene Names and IDs 'countries' has been modified: Before: European Union United Kingdom After: United Kingdom Added: Removed: European Union 'yearOfCreation' has been modified: Before: 2019 After: 2016 'dataProcesses' has been modified: Before: After: download search Added: download search Removed: 'contactEmail' has been modified: Before: After: firstname.lastname@example.org 'publications' has been modified: Before: After: Genenames.org: the HGNC and VGNC resources in 2019.|Braschi B,Denny P,Gray K,Jones T,Seal R,Tweedie S,Yates B,Bruford E|Nucleic Acids Res|2018 Added: Genenames.org: the HGNC and VGNC resources in 2019.|Braschi B,Denny P,Gray K,Jones T,Seal R,Tweedie S,Yates B,Bruford E|Nucleic Acids Res|2018 Removed: 'taxonomies' has been modified: Before: Vertebrata After: Bos taurus Canis familiaris Equus caballus Felis catus Macaca mulatta Pan troglodytes Sus scrofa Vertebrata Added: Bos taurus Canis familiaris Equus caballus Felis catus Macaca mulatta Pan troglodytes Sus scrofa Removed:
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The HUGO Gene Nomenclature Committee (HGNC) is responsible for approving unique symbols, names and IDs for human loci, including protein coding genes, ncRNA genes and pseudogenes, to allow unambiguous scientific communication. The HGNC database is the resource for approved human gene nomenclature and is accessed via the website genenames.org. The website displays a page for every named gene and includes curated nomenclature information (including approved, previous and alias gene names and symbols). The website also displays manually curated gene group pages, the HCOP orthology tool and multi-symbol checker, and links to many other resources.
Vertebrate Gene Nomenclature Committee
The Vertebrate Gene Nomenclature Committee (VGNC) is an extension of the established HGNC (HUGO Gene Nomenclature Committee) project that names human genes. VGNC is responsible for assigning standardized names to genes in vertebrate species that currently lack a nomenclature committee. The VGNC also coordinates with the 6 existing vertebrate nomenclature committees, MGNC (mouse), RGNC (rat), CGNC (chicken), AGNC (Anole green lizard), XNC (Xenopus frog) and ZNC (zebrafish), to ensure genes are named in line with their human homologs.
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The Wellcome Trust, UK (Charitable foundation)
National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), Bethesda, MD, USA (Government body)
European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI), Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridgeshire, UK (Research institute) Lead
208349/Z/17/Z (The Wellcome Trust, UK)
U24HG003345 (National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), Bethesda, MD, USA)