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The recommendations for the description of sequence variants are currently under the authority of the Human Genome Variation Society (HGVS), the Human Variome Project (HVP) and the HUman Genome Organisation (HUGO). Together the organisations established the HGVS/HVP/HUGO Sequence Variant Description Working Group (SVD-WG) operating with the help of the HVP office (see HVP-website). Basically the committee takes care of this website, answers questions (contact: "VarNomen @" or "VarNomen @"), handles requests to change/extend the recommendations, prepares proposals for community consultation and finally publishes new versions of the standards.

All proposals made by the Sequence Variant Description Working Group (SVD-WG) open for Community Consultation will be listed on this page. After publication, each proposal will be open for comment for a 2 month period. When you want to make sure that you receive notification of every proposal, please register at the HVP office (mail to Timothy Smith (Tim @, "Subject: "SVD-WG discussion list").
Comments to proposals open for Community Consultation should be addressed to "Varnomen @", Subject: SVD-WGxxx (xxx being the proposal number, e.g. SVD-WG001).

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