Genenames.org: the HGNC resources in 2015.
Bottom Line: The HUGO Gene Nomenclature Committee (HGNC) based at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) assigns unique symbols and names to human genes.To date the HGNC have assigned over 39,000 gene names and, representing an increase of over 5000 entries in the past two years.This article provides an overview of our current online data and resources, and highlights the changes we have made in recent years.
Affiliation: HUGO Gene Nomenclature Committee, European Molecular Biology Laboratory, European Bioinformatics Institute, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge, CB10 1SD, UK.Show MeSH
Mentions: The references section of the ‘external links’ section has changed considerably. In the past we displayed the PMID number, a link to PubMed (31) and a link to CiteXplore which has now become Europe PubMed Central (Europe PMC) (http://europepmc.org/). What we display now by default is the title, article reference, PMID number and links to both Europe PMC and PubMed. Next to the links to PubMed we have added a plus sign which when clicked, alters the reference to include the full author list and abstract. This is all done with an AJAX request to the Europe PMC RESTful web service, retrieving the information needed by PMID number and rendering the information within the symbol report page (Figure 1b).
Affiliation: HUGO Gene Nomenclature Committee, European Molecular Biology Laboratory, European Bioinformatics Institute, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge, CB10 1SD, UK.