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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.

genenames.org is a curated online repository of HGNC-approved gene nomenclature, gene families and associated resources including links to genomic, proteomic and phenotypic information.

Search our catalogue of more than 40,000 symbol reports using our improved search engine (see Search help), search lists of symbols using our Multi-symbol checker and identify possible orthologs using our HCOP tool.

Download our ready-made data files from our Statistics and Downloads page, create your own datasets using either our Custom Downloads tool or BioMart service, or write a script/program utilising our REST service.

Submit your gene symbol and name proposals to us to be accredited with HGNC approved nomenclature for use in publications, databases and presentations.


Latest News

  • We are pleased to announce that the VGNC is now assigning unique symbols, names and numerical identifiers to chimpanzee, horse, cow and dog genes, based on consensus orthology to human genes. Please contact us at vgnc@genenames.org with feedback on the nomenclature or the functionality of the VGNC website.

  • We have recently added RNAcentral IDs to the ‘nucleotide sequences’ section of the appropriate non-coding RNA Symbol Reports. For example, see the URS000075AC83 ID on the ZEB1-AS1 Symbol Report. Clicking on the adjacent RNAcentral link takes you through to the RNAcentral sequence record. The mapped RNAcentral IDs are fully searchable on genenames.org.