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ready Vertebrate Gene Nomenclature Committee


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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.

How to cite this record VGNC; Vertebrate Gene Nomenclature Committee; DOI:; Last edited: May 4, 2020, 11:08 a.m.; Last accessed: Jan 26 2022 9:25 p.m.

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Publications 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

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

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  • 208349/Z/17/Z (The Wellcome Trust, UK)

  • U24HG003345 (National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), Bethesda, MD, USA)