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All tools

We have a selection of tools within the site that utilise the data that we store within our database. Below is a list of those tools with a brief description on the purpose of the tool.

The HGNC Comparison of Orthology Predictions (HCOP) search is a tool that integrates and displays the orthology assertions predicted for a specified human gene, or set of human genes, by EnsemblCompara, Evola, HGNC, Homologene, Inparanoid, MGI, OMA, OPTIC, Treefam, UCSC and ZFIN. An indication of the reliability of a prediction is provided by the number of databases which concur and by the presence or absence of synteny between the relevant chromosomes, where known. HCOP was originally designed to show orthology predictions between human and mouse, but now with the addition of chimp, macaque, rat, cow, horse, dog, opossum, platypus, chicken, zebrafish, Drosophila, C. elegans and S. cerevisiae data there are currently 15 genomes available for comparison in HCOP.
Multi-symbol checker
The multi-symbol checker is a tool that will check for gene symbols within text or a list provided by the user. The tool assesses the symbols provided to identify them as approved gene symbols, previous gene symbols, and synonyms of approved gene symbols.