Notes from the life of a bioinformatician
A comprehensive framework for prioritizing variants in exome sequencing studies of Mendelian diseases.
Why not also highlight the key genes by colouring cells in red?
Posted on July 18, 2012 at 9:20 am in bioinformatics, publications | RSS feed
Exactly. Colored cells. Sigh. I wonder when basic SQL query ability will become part of the repertoire of the typical bench biologist. It’s not out of the realm of possibility — as I’ve said before, the average computational savviness of bench types has gone up significantly in the last decade, but yes, they still always want things in an Excel spreadsheet and never seem to realize that outside the financial context spreadsheets were developed in, they are a really bad tool.
As the old saying goes: when your only tool is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail. I don’t know what the solution is either, apart from early intervention by the computational biologist, then ramming it home at every opportunity.
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