Sequence representations

Roy Smith roy at phri.nyu.edu
Mon Sep 17 14:01:58 EST 1990

Ulrich Melcher writes:
> Some journals still do not require submission of sequence data to the
> banks [...] Only those with superior eyesight, superior library copy
> machines or personal subscriptions to all the journals can breeze through
> [hard-copy] sequences error free.

	Ulrich, I suppose we simply have differing points of view, but I
think the answer to the problem of hard-to-read printed sequences is not to
make the printed sequences easier to read, but to get rid of them!  Rather
than bug the journal editors to change the way they present sequences in
print, bug them to insist on timely submission to the appropriate database
as a prerequisite to publication.
Roy Smith, Public Health Research Institute
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