I am trying to figure out how to link Gene Entrez ID with Gene Symbol, for TCGA dataset.
So far, I have found this ftp directory with Gene info updated daily.
But, for Entrez ID 728661, I have found two different mappings:
- here symbol is RP11-345P4.4;
- here, and in gene info downloaded from ftp above, symbol is SLC35E2B while RP11-345P4.4 is in the field 'locus tag'.
Since I am a newbie I am bit confused about this thing. And, while I think they can be synonyms, I need to know if there is a best practice to use in this case, and if I need to implement some script on my own to do it automatically.