Which is the best way to present replicate data in a table (where Result A and Result B are two separate data sets - imagine this is gene expression data, and the results are expression levels of Gene A and Gene B)?
This way:

| Result A | Result B |
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Sample 1 | 1 | 210 |
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Sample 1 | 2 | 211 |
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Sample 1 | 3 | 212 |
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Sample 2 | 21 | 3 |
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Sample 2 | 22 | 4 |
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Sample 2 | 23 | 5 |
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Sample 3 | 333 | 45 |
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Sample 3 | 344 | 46 |
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Sample 3 | 355 | 47 |
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or this way:

| Result A | Result A | Result A | Result B | Result B | Result B |
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Sample 1 | 1 | 2 | 3 | 210 | 211 | 212 |
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Sample 2 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 3 | 4 | 5 |
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Sample 3 | 333 | 344 | 355 | 45 | 46 | 47 |
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or this way, with a separate table for each set of results (I think this direction is what Google Docs would prefer, but it could easily go horizontally instead):

Result A
Sample 1 | Sample 2 | Sample 3 |
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1 | 21 | 333 |

2 | 22 | 334 |

3 | 23 | 335 |

Result B
Sample 1 | Sample 2 | Sample 3 |
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210 | 3 | 45 |

211 | 4 | 46 |

212 | 5 | 47 |

or maybe even multiple results, joined by a separator, within the same cell:

| Result A | Result B |
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Sample 1 | 1;2;3 | 210;211;212 |
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Sample 2 | 21;22;23 | 3;4;5 |
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Sample 3 | 333;344;355 | 45;46;47 |
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