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Issues discussed include:

1. The concept of the 'gene'
2. Pseudogenes: definition and nomenclature
3. Confidentiality of submitters information
4. Use of the three-letter symbol of Sec, and a one-letter symbol of U for selenocysteine.
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. Variable copy number gene nomenclature
6. Transcripts of unknown function
7Nomenclature in other species

Once resolved, most solutions are incorporated into the Nomenclature Guidelines (see section on Updates post-publication).

 

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