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Please cite our software:

Oh S, Abdelnabi J, Al-Dulaimi R et al. HGNChelper: identification and correction of invalid gene symbols for human and mouse. F1000Research 2020, 9:1493 (


To update the symbols maps for human and mouse yourself, download this repository and run:


from its root directory. Note that this script uses the “roxygen2” R library to update the documentation.

Alternatively, you can use updated maps without updating the package, see ?getCurrentMaps.