For those interested, below is pasted that autumn 2o18 NewsLetter of the Human Gene Nomenclature Committee (HGNC).
The https://www.genenames.org/ website not only includes standardized nomenclature for all human genes and genetic loci to date –– but also does the same for genomes of primates, mouse and many other mammals, lower vertebrates, invertebrates, and even some plants.
(One small clarifying footnote: even though ‘41,555 approved human gene symbols’ now exist, the actual number of human protein-coding genes remains in the 21,000-22,000 range. All other ‘gene symbols’ refer to genetic loci/DNA segments having various identities and putative functions.)
HGNC Newsletter Autumn 2018