I was browsing through the Ensembl data
via BioMart, and I think this may be an bug/feature of the data.
BioMart lists two Entrez Gene IDs for ENSG00000168970
(referred to as E70 from now on): 8681 and 100137049. Looking them up in
Entrez Gene 8681 has the same name as E70 and 100137149 has the same name as E08.
The problem is that…
Note: This geneID was previously used to
represent the PLA2G4B locus; however, it is now believed that this gene
represents a set of read-through transcripts from the upstream JmjC-domain
containing gene (geneID: 100137047) into the separate PLA2G4B gene. Consequently,
PLA2G4B is now represented by geneID:100137049. [14 Feb 2008]
From: Vallejos, Andrew
Sent: Wednesday, October 13, 2010
3:32 PM To: Intermine Subject: KEGG Data Source
Problem while loading item identifier 4_14 because
Merging two distinct objects from the same data source
(ensembl-human): Gene:50237015 (in database) and Gene:50237252 (in database)
production-scmine=# select primaryidentifier, ncbigenenumber
from gene where id
IN ('50237015', '50237252');
primaryidentifier | ncbigenenumber
ENSG00000168970 | 100137049
ENSG00000243708 | 100137049
How do I resolve that two genes have the same Gene Number?