Human and Mouse Gene Nomenclature

Hester Wain1, Sue Povey1, Lois Maltais2

1 University College London, London, 2 The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor, Maine
Publication Name:  Current Protocols in Human Genetics
Unit Number:  Appendix 1C
DOI:  10.1002/0471142905.hga01cs35
Online Posting Date:  February, 2003
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Abstract

Standard genetic nomenclature is necessary to help researchers, clinicians, and the public to access data on their genes of interest, and to communicate in a globally understood language of approved gene symbols. In both human and mouse, one unique symbol (acronym/abbreviation) and one name are assigned for each gene. Co‚Äźordination between human and mouse gene nomenclature is a successful endeavor, due in part to the historical interaction between the two nomenclature committee groups. This interaction grew out of the Human Gene Mapping (HGM) Workshops. This appendix discusses development and organization of gene nomenclature, how to find a gene and how to name a new gene.

     
 
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Table of Contents

  • Development of Standard Nomenclature
  • Current Organization of Nomenclature
  • Global Symbols
  • How to Find the Name of a Published Gene
  • Why Name a New Gene?
  • How to Obtain a New Gene Name
  • Summary of Guidelines for Naming New Genes
  • After a New Symbol is Proposed
  • Problems Which may Arise
  • Once the Symbol is Approved
  • Figures
     
 
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