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Table 1 The number of human genes and transcripts in the new CHESS (Comprehensive Human Expressed SequenceS) database built from 9795 RNA-seq experiments, with comparisons to the RefSeq database. ncRNA noncoding RNA, lncRNA long noncoding RNA gene, miscRNA miscellaneous RNA

From: CHESS: a new human gene catalog curated from thousands of large-scale RNA sequencing experiments reveals extensive transcriptional noise

Type of gene Number in RefSeq Number in CHESS
Protein-coding genes 20,054 20,352
 ncRNA genes
- lncRNA 14,788 18,887
- Antisense 23 2144
- miscRNA 1217 1228
 Total gene counts 36,082 42,611
Transcripts in protein-coding genes 127,718 266,331
 Transcripts in ncRNA genes
- lncRNA 28,015 49,892
- Antisense 28 2688
- miscRNA 2005 4347
 Total transcripts 157,766 323,258