This is probably more true than I'd like it to be
Imagine if you spent years working out tedious details of an important problem in the field, implementing them in an easy-to-use and well-documented way, and someone uses your exact method and doesn't reference your work.
In any other context, that would be some form of academic misconduct
Nearly every single genomics paper requires sequence alignment, and I can't count the number of times I've seen Bowtie or BWA mentioned in the text and no citation is provided.
These are some of the best software tools in bioinformatics available today, and people use them because of their thoroughness, flexibility, and ease of use.
Those things takes years and years to perfect, and that work deserves recognition
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