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Mistaken Identifiers: Gene name errors can be introduced inadvertently when using Excel in bioinformatics

Barry R Zeeberg1, Joseph Riss2, David W Kane3, Kimberly J Bussey1, Edward Uchio4, W Marston Linehan4, J Carl Barrett2 and John N Weinstein1*

Author Affiliations

1 Genomics & Bioinformatics Group, Laboratory of Molecular Pharmacology, Center for Cancer Research (CCR), National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bldg 37 Rm 5041, NIH, 9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20892 USA

2 Laboratory of Biosystems and Cancer, CCR, Bldg 37 Rm 5032, NIH, 9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20892 USA

3 SRA International, 4300 Fair Lakes CT, Fairfax, VA 22033 USA

4 Urologic Oncology Branch, Bldg 10 Rm 2B47, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20892 USA

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BMC Bioinformatics 2004, 5:80  doi:10.1186/1471-2105-5-80

Published: 23 June 2004

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Symbol Mutation Scan: Shell file in downloadable format Companion Website: http://discover.nci.nih.gov/symbolmutation webcite

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