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Geneticists throw hands in the air, change gene naming rules to finally stop Microsoft Excel eating their data

Imhotep Silver badge

Interesting - I just today read Humble Pi which touches on this exact problem. And I'm sure we've all had to wrestle with Excel when it insists on treating text as numbers and then mangling them.

It does seem odd to tailor your processes to accommodate a vendor's quirky software, but realistically: Excel isn't going to change.

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