Community Consultation

Proposal SVD-WG009 (conversion)

Based on the proposal the HGVS nomenclature pages have been updated (November 2020); the specific conversion pages were removed, information was merged with the Deletion-Insertion pages.

The proposal suggested to simplify the HGVS nomenclature by discontinuing the use of the variant type “con” to describe conversions (see Conversion).

According to the HGVS definition a conversion is a sequence change where, compared to a reference sequence, a range of nucleotides are replaced by a sequence from elsewhere in the genome.