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Gene name errors are widespread in the scientific literature

Ziemann, Mark, Eren, Yotam and El-Osta, Assam 2016, Gene name errors are widespread in the scientific literature, Genome biology, vol. 17, pp. 1-3, doi: 10.1186/s13059-016-1044-7.

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Title Gene name errors are widespread in the scientific literature
Author(s) Ziemann, MarkORCID iD for Ziemann, Mark orcid.org/0000-0002-7688-6974
Eren, Yotam
El-Osta, Assam
Journal name Genome biology
Volume number 17
Article ID 177
Start page 1
End page 3
Total pages 3
Publisher BioMed Central
Place of publication London, Eng.
Publication date 2016-08-23
ISSN 1474-760X
Keyword(s) Microsoft Excel
gene symbol
supplementary data
genes
publications
software
science & technology
life sciences & biomedicine
biotechnology & applied microbiology
genetics & heredity
Summary The spreadsheet software Microsoft Excel, when used with default settings, is known to convert gene names to dates and floating-point numbers. A programmatic scan of leading genomics journals reveals that approximately one-fifth of papers with supplementary Excel gene lists contain erroneous gene name conversions.
Language eng
DOI 10.1186/s13059-016-1044-7
Field of Research 05 Environmental Sciences
06 Biological Sciences
08 Information And Computing Sciences
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2016, The Authors
Free to Read? Yes
Use Rights Creative Commons Attribution licence
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30113076

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