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

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Re: They are creating a database ...

"I did suggest that adding a machine-readable data format (JSON) would be helpful on the last project I worked on, but this wasn't taken up as it wasn't common for people to be able to process it."

CSV is also a machine-readable format. The problem isn't having the data in a machine readable format, it's having the machine read it in the right way. People have a machine to read the CSV - it's just the wrong machine. For your JSON you'd also have to provide the machine.

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