Nor any other part belonging to a gene
A perspective on data content and format for life sciences data
Hugh Salamon, PhD
Content standards suggestions (3)
- Avoid annotating with poorly behaved categories alone. (a gene symbol should not be provided without, for example, the sequences of the PCR primers used, in the case of TaqMan reactions, or microarray hybridization probe sequences.)
- Possibly? Create validation tools which check data, and alert the publisher (and user) to overall properties of the published data, such as the fact that Gene Symbol is a populated tag, but that no Primary Reagent tag is found.