With 33,342 new entries, HGMD Pro 2023.2 is the largest release in 4 years
The summer 2023 release of HGMD Professional is now available—and with 33,342 new entries in just 3 months, it’s an impressive expansion of the world’s largest collection of human inherited disease mutations. In total, HGMD Pro 2023.2 now contains 444,085 entries.
For over 30 years, HGMD Professional has been used worldwide by researchers, clinicians, diagnostic laboratories and genetic counselors as an essential tool for the annotation of next-generation sequencing (NGS) data in routine clinical and translational research. Founded and maintained by the Institute of Medical Genetics at Cardiff University, HGMD Professional provides users with a unique resource containing expert-curated mutations all backed by peer-reviewed publications where there is evidence of clinical impact.
HGMD Professional 2023.2 content updates
- 444,085 detailed mutation reports
- 33,342 new mutation entries in Q2 2023 alone
Expert-curated content, updated quarterly
HGMD Professional is powered by a team of expert curators at Cardiff University. Data are collected weekly by a combination of manual and computerized search procedures. In excess of 250 journals are scanned for articles describing germline mutations causing human genetic disease. The required data are extracted from the original articles and augmented with the necessary supporting data.
The number of disease-associated germline mutations published per year has more than doubled in the past decade (Figure 1). As rare and novel genetic mutations continue to be uncovered, having access to the latest scientific evidence is critical for timely interpretations of NGS data.
Figure 1. Mutation entries in HGMD Professional 2023.2. The number of inherited disease-associated germline mutations published per year has more than doubled since 2010 (within 10 years).
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