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Gene Families

A gene family is a group of genes that share important characteristics. Classifying individual genes into families helps researchers describe how genes are related to each other. For more information, see What are gene families? in the Handbook.

The following families, defined by the HUGO Gene Nomenclature CommitteeThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference., are included in Genetics Home Reference.

Published: February 8, 2016