Journal article

HGVS Recommendations for the Description of Sequence Variants: 2016 Update

Johan T den Dunnen, Raymond Dalgleish, Donna R Maglott, Reece K Hart, Marc S Greenblatt, Jean McGowan-Jordan, Anne-Francoise Roux, Timothy Smith, Stylianos E Antonarakis, Peter EM Taschner

Human Mutation | WILEY | Published : 2016


The consistent and unambiguous description of sequence variants is essential to report and exchange information on the analysis of a genome. In particular, DNA diagnostics critically depends on accurate and standardized description and sharing of the variants detected. The sequence variant nomenclature system proposed in 2000 by the Human Genome Variation Society has been widely adopted and has developed into an internationally accepted standard. The recommendations are currently commissioned through a Sequence Variant Description Working Group (SVD-WG) operating under the auspices of three international organizations: the Human Genome Variation Society (HGVS), the Human Variome Project (HVP..

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