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

oiseau Silver badge
Facepalm

... sensible for MS to allow users to configure Excel to not auto-format when importing files ...

Yes, it would be.

But you do understand that Excel is a MS application, don't you?

Where do you think the term sensible applies?

O.

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