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This page lists the latest changes in the HGVS recommendations for the
description of sequence changes and shows the latest version number. For
Accepted proposals include SVD-WG001
SVD-WG001 (No change)
allows descriptions like g.11890634G=, c.123G=, r.123g= and p.(Arg41=).
SVD-WG001 (n. reference sequence)
allows descriptions like NR_028379.1(FTX):n.345A>G.
Variants affecting translation termination - at
protein level, variants that replace the translation termination codon
but do not encounter a new stop codon in the new reading frame are
described using the format "p.*321Argext*?", frame shift variants with
the same effect are described using the format "p.Ile321Argfs*?" (see Protein
- Protein description between brackets
- brackets can be omitted when there is sufficient
experimental proof from other studies.
- Variants affecting translation initiation
- at protein level, variants that generate a new upstream
translation initiation codons are described using the format
"p.Met1ext-5" (see Discussion).
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