Verifying nomenclature of DNA variants in submitted manuscripts: Guidance for journals

Academic Article


  • Documenting variation in our genomes is important for research and clinical care. Accuracy in the description of DNA variants is therefore essential. To address this issue, the Human Variome Project convened a committee to evaluate the feasibility of requiring authors to verify that all variants submitted for publication complied with a widely accepted standard for description. After a pilot study of two journals, the committee agreed that requiring authors to verify that┬ávariants complied with Human Genome Variation Society nomenclature is a reasonable step toward standardizing the worldwide inventory of human variation.
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  • Human Mutation  Journal
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    Author List

  • Higgins J; Dalgleish R; den Dunnen JT; Barsh G; Freeman PJ; Cooper DN; Cullinan S; Davies KE; Dorkins H; Gong L
  • Start Page

  • 3
  • End Page

  • 7
  • Volume

  • 42
  • Issue

  • 1