By now, most biologists working with microarrays have made statistical methods like t-tests and p-values a part of their everyday lives — albeit grudgingly. So when biologists began badgering John Storey, a biostatistician at the University of Washington, for a new statistical tool, he knew they really must have needed it.

“Biologists were asking, ‘How do I assess significance?’” said Storey. “They know that the p-value doesn’t tell them what they want to know.”

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