I recently downloaded a list of genes from the UCSC Genome browser from the "Table Browser" section. I used the following setting from the dropdown menu:
group: Genes and Gene Predictions
track: RefSeq Genes
After unzipping the file, I had a table with the following columns:
At some point, I noticed something weird and ran the following command:
grep "SNORD141B" All_Genes.tsv | cut -f3,7,8,13 | less
chr5 14652491 14652491 SNORD141B chr6 74228161 74228161 SNORD141B chr9 135895921 135895921 SNORD141B
How could this gene exist on three different chromosomes? I've looked up "snord141b" on Gene Cards and found nothing. This is not an urgent or important question for me but I am perplexed nonetheless. Any clue how/why this gene shows up in these three different genomic regions?