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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 39,000 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 our Custom Downloads tool 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.