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New naming guidelines

At long last, we've put together guidelines for naming genes and proteins at the i5k Workspace: We invite all of our users, new and seasoned, to review these guidelines. If you have comments, suggestions, critiques, please let us know - we've opened up a comments form at the bottom of the document, or you are welcome to email us with feedback.