Who decides how to name genes?

At a recent talk by Elspeth Bruford entitled “Gene naming in the past, present and future“,  I learned about the process for naming genes.

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Sketchnote on a talk about the work of the HGNC, 14 Nov 2013, EMBL-EBI

Elspeth works in the HUPO Gene Nomenclature Committe (HGNC) team, which is based at EMBL-EBI.  Check out the website where you can find out more about HGNC’s work.

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