||HUGO Gene Nomenclature Committee, European Molecular Biology Laboratory, European Bioinformatics Institute, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge, CB10 1SD, UK
- Genenames.org: the HGNC resources in 2015. [PMID: 25361968]
Kristian A Gray, Bethan Yates, Ruth L Seal, Mathew W Wright, Elspeth A Bruford
Nucleic acids research 2015:43(Database issue)
59 Citations (Google Scholar as of 2015-12-27)
Abstract: The HUGO Gene Nomenclature Committee (HGNC) based at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) assigns unique symbols and names to human genes. To date the HGNC have assigned over 39,000 gene names and, representing an increase of over 5000 entries in the past two years. As well as increasing the size of our database, we have continued redesigning our website http://www.genenames.org and have modified, updated and improved many aspects of the site including a faster and more powerful search, a vastly improved HCOP tool and a REST service to increase the number of ways users can retrieve our data. This article provides an overview of our current online data and resources, and highlights the changes we have made in recent years. © The Author(s) 2014. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of Nucleic Acids Research.
- Genenames.org: the HGNC resources in 2013. [PMID: 23161694]
Kristian A Gray, Louise C Daugherty, Susan M Gordon, Ruth L Seal, Mathew W Wright, Elspeth A Bruford
Nucleic acids research 2013:41(Database issue)
162 Citations (Google Scholar as of 2016-04-29)
Abstract: The HUGO Gene Nomenclature Committee situated at the European Bioinformatics Institute assigns unique symbols and names to human genes. Since 2011, the data within our database has expanded largely owing to an increase in naming pseudogenes and non-coding RNA genes, and we now have >33,500 approved symbols. Our gene families and groups have also increased to nearly 500, with ?45% of our gene entries associated to at least one family or group. We have also redesigned the HUGO Gene Nomenclature Committee website http://www.genenames.org creating a constant look and feel across the site and improving usability and readability for our users. The site provides a public access portal to our database with no restrictions imposed on access or the use of the data. Within this article, we review our online resources and data with particular emphasis on the updates to our website.
- genenames.org: the HGNC resources in 2011. [PMID: 20929869]
Ruth L Seal, Susan M Gordon, Michael J Lush, Mathew W Wright, Elspeth A Bruford
Nucleic acids research 2011:39(Database issue)
206 Citations (Google Scholar as of 2016-04-29)
Abstract: The HUGO Gene Nomenclature Committee (HGNC) aims to assign a unique gene symbol and name to every human gene. The HGNC database currently contains almost 30,000 approved gene symbols, over 19,000 of which represent protein-coding genes. The public website, www.genenames.org, displays all approved nomenclature within Symbol Reports that contain data curated by HGNC editors and links to related genomic, phenotypic and proteomic information. Here we describe improvements to our resources, including a new Quick Gene Search, a new List Search, an integrated HGNC BioMart and a new Statistics and Downloads facility.
- The HGNC Database in 2008: a resource for the human genome. [PMID: 17984084]
Elspeth A Bruford, Michael J Lush, Mathew W Wright, Tam P Sneddon, Sue Povey, Ewan Birney
Nucleic acids research 2008:36(Database issue)
185 Citations (Google Scholar as of 2016-04-29)
Abstract: The HUGO Gene Nomenclature Committee (HGNC) aims to assign a unique and ideally meaningful name and symbol to every human gene. The HGNC database currently comprises over 24 000 public records containing approved human gene nomenclature and associated gene information. Following our recent relocation to the European Bioinformatics Institute our homepage can now be found at http://www.genenames.org, with direct links to the searchable HGNC database and other related database resources, such as the HCOP orthology search tool and manually curated gene family webpages.