This video provides a solution to a common problem encountered when pasting genetic data into Microsoft Excel. Excel will auto-convert some types of text into calendar dates that no longer correspond to the original information. This corruption of data will lead to errors in any downstream application of the data, such as searching for products or placing orders. Here, we offer a way to avoid these errors caused by auto-conversion of data to calendar dates.
We hope that this video will help you to avoid inadvertent errors when importing gene names into Excel.