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Open Badges Correspondence

The success (or not) of HUGO nomenclature

Javier Tamames12* and Alfonso Valencia2

Author Affiliations

1 Instituto Cavanilles de Biodiversidad y Biologia Evolutiva, Universidad de Valencia, Apartado Postal 22085, 46071 Valencia, Spain

2 Centro Nacional de Biotecnología - CSIC, Avenida Darwin 3, 28049 Cantoblanco, Madrid, Spain

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Genome Biology 2006, 7:402  doi:10.1186/gb-2006-7-5-402

Published: 15 May 2006


Current usage of gene nomenclature is ambiguous and impairs the efficient handling of scientific information. Therefore it is important to propose guidelines to deal with this problem. This study attempts to evaluate the success of HUGO nomenclature for human genes. The results indicate that HUGO guidelines are not supported by the scientific community.