[Bioforum] Re: Standard gene nomenclature as defined by HUGO: poor usage in breast cancer marker studies.

Bradley K. Sherman via bioforum%40net.bio.net (by bks from panix.com)
Thu Apr 2 16:30:06 EST 2009


In article <618dfca4-9535-48f3-b216-b6b74f4c4eea from s20g2000yqh.googlegroups.com>,
 <scimedweb from mail.com> wrote:
>in Breast Cancer Research and Treatment (2009) 114, 385-386
>
>
>Since 1989, the Human Genome Organisation (HUGO) attempts to ensure
>that for each gene there is one name and one symbol. The resulting
>standard nomenclature is, however, poorly applied in clinical studies,
>which impairs the efficient retrieval of information. This lack of
>support is reflected in the present survey of 92 articles reporting on
>disseminated breast cancer cell detection.
>

The mistake was in not defining "gene" before proceeding
on to enforcing the standard nomenclature for same.

    --bks



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