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

Doctor Syntax Silver badge

Re: They are creating a database ...

Are they?

Not necessarily. They just want a quick and dirty way of viewing and exchanging tabular text data. Excel is a case of "if you have a hammer...". An RDBMS would make that a sledgehammer. What's needed is something simpler, not something more complex. And I say that as a biologist who changed to become an RDBMS specialist mid-career.

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