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Terminology owner/maintenance organisation

Name, contact details, website

HUGO Gene Nomenclature (Committee)

https://www.genenames.org/

Formal name of the code system

HUGO Gene Nomenclature 

Short name or abbreviation of the code system name

HGNC (database)
Technical identifier/s for the code system 

OID:
Canonical URL:
URN: www.genenames.org

Scope/domain statement for the code system

(Official or from HTA)

The HGNC is responsible for approving unique symbols and names for human loci, including protein coding genes, ncRNA genes and pseudogenes, to allow unambiguous scientific communication.

For each known human gene we approve a gene name and symbol (short-form abbreviation). All approved symbols are stored in the HGNC database, www.genenames.org, a curated online repository of HGNC-approved gene nomenclature, gene groups and associated resources including links to genomic, proteomic and phenotypic information. Each symbol is unique and we ensure that each gene is only given one approved gene symbol. It is necessary to provide a unique symbol for each gene so that we and others can talk about them, and this also facilitates electronic data retrieval from publications and databases

Link to information about the code system - including how to obtain the content

https://biomart.genenames.org/

Arrangement or agreements with HL7 for use of content


Version management - timing and identification of versions

IP Information and Licensing Information

It is a condition of our funding from NIH and the Wellcome Trust that the nomenclature and information we provide is freely available to all. Anyone may use the HGNC data, but we request that they reference the "HUGO Gene Nomenclature Committee at the European Bioinformatics Institute" and the website where possible.

HL7 users of this information - which HL7 products use this link (if known)


Process to request content change


Other useful Information


Information current as at (date)

April 2020
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