Guidelines and recommendations for content, structure, and deployment of mutation databases: II. Journey in progress

Hum Mutat. 2000;15(1):13-5. doi: 10.1002/(SICI)1098-1004(200001)15:1<13::AID-HUMU5>3.0.CO;2-Y.


The HUGO Mutation Database Initiative has produced guidelines and recommendations addressing uniform nomenclature of (human) genes and alleles, and computing standards to permit a moderate level of built-in redundancy, searchable interfaces, and compatibility between the comprehensive (genomic) and locus-specific types of databases. The participating community (developers and users) have been moving the project along rapidly, as described here.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Databases, Factual*
  • Guidelines as Topic*
  • Humans
  • Mutation*
  • Terminology as Topic