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Microsoft Excel blamed for gene study errors

August 25th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Microsoft’s Excel has been blamed for errors in academic papers on genomics. Researchers trying to raise awareness of the issue claim that the spreadsheet software automatically converts the names of certain genes into dates. Gene symbols like SEPT2 (Septin 2) were found to be altered to “September 2”. However, Microsoft, which released the first version […]

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