[ensembl-dev] Gene symbols mapping to multiple Ensembl gene IDs

Michael Maguire mmaguire at ebi.ac.uk
Mon Apr 27 15:55:52 BST 2015

Hi Ensembl
A number of HGNC gene symbols map to multiple Ensemble gene IDs. For 
example, gene symbol "APOM" maps to these Ensembl gene IDs:
ENSG00000224290 ENSG00000235754 ENSG00000204444 ENSG00000231974 
ENSG00000206409 ENSG00000227567 ENSG00000226215

I would like to know which of these relates to the reference assembly. I 
have used the Perl API to look at APOM IDs listed above. Judging by the 
"seq_region_name" value in the gene info hash returned by the gene 
method "summary_as_hash()" appears to be one I need is 
"ENSG00000204444". I have tried the gene "is_reference()" method but it 
returns 0 and a warning for all these IDs.

Is there a method to return this information?

Thank you

Michael Maguire

Bioinformatics Data Manager
CTTV Core Database Team
Centre for Therapeutic Target Validation
European Bioinformatics Institute
Wellcome Trust Genome Campus
Cambridge CB10 1SD

Phone +44 1223 494674
Email mmaguire at ebi.ac.uk

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