APPENDIX 1C Human and Mouse Gene Nomenclature
Published Online: 1 FEB 2003
Copyright © 2003 by John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Lab Protocol Title
Current Protocols in Human Genetics
How to Cite
Wain, H., Povey, S. and Maltais, L. 2003. Human and Mouse Gene Nomenclature. Current Protocols in Human Genetics. 39:1C:A.1C.1–A.1C.11.
- Published Online: 1 FEB 2003
- Published Print: OCT 2002
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-ordination 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.