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Newer gene family pages are available

This is our older gene family page that is no longer maintained. Please go to our new look gene family index to view a complete list of our new maintained gene families. More information can be found in our gene families help page.

We have created a mapping file (Excel) that will map most of the old families to the new. However because we have changed the way we assign families and how we organise them, this file may not map all the old families.

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Please visit our new HGNC beta site and let us know what you think via the feedback form.

ncRNAs (non-protein coding RNAs)

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Statistics and downloads pertaining to non-protein-coding RNAs can be accessed via our Downloads page

Click on the non-protein-coding RNA of interest to retrieve the gene symbols for that category:

1.  Transfer RNAs (tRNAs) Useful links
tRNAs, cytoplasmic Genomic tRNA Database
tRNAs, mitochondrial Mamit-tRNAdb
2.  Small nucleolar RNAs (snoRNAs)

3.  MicroRNAs (miRNAs)

4. Ribosomal RNAs (rRNAs)   SILVA rRNA database
5. Small nuclear RNAs (snRNAs)    
6. Small cytoplasmic RNAs (scRNAs)    
7. Piwi-interacting RNA clusters    piRNABank
8. Vault RNAs (vtRNAs)
9. Y  RNAs (Ro-associated)  
10. Misc RNAs    
11. Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) lncRNAdb 

For an overview of ncRNA gene nomenclature, see: Naming 'junk': Human non-protein coding RNA (ncRNA) gene nomenclature.

This online database does not include our confidential data. If you would like to create a new gene symbol and name, the only way to confirm it as unique is by contacting us.