Gene name errors are widespread in the scientific literature

Mark Ziemann, Yotam Eren, Assam El-Osta

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Article number177
JournalGenome Biology
Volume17
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 23 Aug 2016

Keywords

  • Gene symbol
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Supplementary data

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Ziemann, Mark ; Eren, Yotam ; El-Osta, Assam. / Gene name errors are widespread in the scientific literature. In: Genome Biology. 2016 ; Vol. 17, No. 1.
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In: Genome Biology, Vol. 17, No. 1, 177, 23.08.2016.

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