Scientists rename genes because Microsoft Excel reads them as dates

Scientists rename genes because Microsoft Excel reads them as dates Microsoft Excel’s automatic formatting is normally helpful for finishing spreadsheets quickly, but it’s proving to be an agent of chaos for geneticists. The Verge has learned that the HUGO Gene Nomenclature Committee has issued guidelines for naming…

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