IAC Hot Topics
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.
5. Variable copy number gene nomenclature
6. Transcripts of unknown function
7.Nomenclature in other species
Once resolved, most solutions are incorporated into the Nomenclature Guidelines (see section on Updates post-publication).