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Excel Kept Messing Up the Names of Genes, So Scientists Renamed Them

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I love making spreadsheets. I like lining up little columns of numbers and writing formulas to do things to them. It’s halfway between coding and note-taking. I have sheets for accounts (obviously) but also for projects, holidays, and hobbies. There’s one for the contents of my loft. My New…




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