The HUGO Gene Nomenclature Database, 2006 updates

Nucleic Acids Res. 2006 Jan 1;34(Database issue):D319-21. doi: 10.1093/nar/gkj147.


The HUGO Gene Nomenclature Committee (HGNC) aims to give every human gene a unique and ideally meaningful name and symbol. The HGNC database, previously known as Genew, contains over 22,000 public records with approved human gene nomenclature and associated information. The database has undergone major improvements throughout the last year, is publicly available for online searching at and has a new custom downloads interface at

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Databases, Genetic*
  • Genes*
  • Humans
  • Internet
  • Terminology as Topic*
  • User-Computer Interface