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Code System Owner

NameHUGO Gene Nomenclature Committee
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Code System Maintainer (Steward)Name
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Code System PublisherName
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Code System NamesFormal name of the code systemHUGO Gene Nomenclature Committee Genes
Short name of the code systemHGNCGenes
Code System Technical IdentifiersHTA-endorsed URIhttps 
HTA-endorsed OID2.16.840.1.113883.6.281
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Case Sensitive Codes (TRUE/FALSE)TRUE (default value)
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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,, 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

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Code System Copyright, Intellectual Property and LicensingCopyright StatementIt is a condition of HGNC funding from NIH and the Welcome Trust that the nomenclature and information provided 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.
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HTA endorsement status (Draft, In review, Endorsed for use, Pending re-endorsement, Retired) ValueEndorsed for use
Assignment date20220816
HTA review statusLast review date20220825
Next review date20230825
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