Genepidgin is a suite of tools that assist in evaluation and assignment gene product names. There are three primary components:

Genepidgin cleaner
standardizes gene names per UNIPROT naming guidelines
Genepidgin compare
compares two or more sets of gene names
Genepidgin select
selects the most appropriate product name from a vareity of homology evidence

genepidgin is developed and lightly maintained by engineers and biologists at the Broad Institute.

Development Status


This code is in maintenance mode only, and there are better ways of doing this. When we started this project, well-defined ontology sets were uncertain. There are enough around now that this approach is relatively antiquated. Nowadays, you’re almost certainly better off with EC lookups, go-terms and similar, more direct methods.

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