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The Biology Of Genomes
May 7 - 11, 2013
Abstract Deadline: February 22, 2013


Ewan Birney, EBI/EMBL, UK
Carlos Bustamante, Stanford University
Joel Hirschhorn, The Broad Institute of Harvard & MIT
Elaine Mardis, Washington University School of Medicine

We are pleased to host the 26th annual meeting on genome science, The Biology of Genomes, which will begin at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, May 7, 2013 and run through lunch on Saturday, May 11.

The 2013 meeting will address DNA sequence variation and its role in molecular evolution, population genetics and complex diseases, comparative genomics, large-scale studies of gene and protein expression, and genomic approaches to ecological systems. Both technologies and applications will be emphasized. In addition there will be a special session on the ethical, legal and social implications of genome research.

Keynote Speakers:
Andrew Fire, Stanford University School of Medicine
Eric Lander, The Broad Institute of MIT & Harvard

Topics and Session Chairs:
High Throughput Genomics & Genetics
Mark Blaxter, University of Edinburgh, UK
Mike Snyder, Stanford University

Genetics of Complex Traits
Mark Daly, Massachusetts General Hospital/Broad Institute
Cristen Willer, University of Michigan Medical School

Functional and Cancer Genomics
Len Pennacchio, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Barbara Wold, California Institute of Technology

Computational Genomics
Jan Korbel, European Molecular Biology Laboratory
Yun Song, University of California, Berkeley

Evolutionary Genomics
Hopi Hoeskstra, Harvard University
David Kingsley, Stanford University

Population Genomic Variation
Adam Siepel, Cornell Center for Comparative and Population Genomics
Jeff Kidd, University of Michigan Medical School

Genetics and Genomics of Non-Human Species
Molly Przeworski, University of Chicago
Magnus Nordborg, Gregor Mendel Institute of Molecular Plant Biology

ELSI Panel Topic
: Ethical Issues in Noninvasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT) and Other Advances in Prenatal Testing Technology
Moderator: Hank Greely, Stanford University
Overview of Technology and Clinical Integration:
Ronald Wapner, Columbia University Medical Center
Ethical Challenges:
Benjamin Berkman, National Human Genome Research Institute Stakeholder Views:
Mildred Cho, Stanford University
IP and Commercialization Issues:
Shubha Chandrasekharan, Duke University

Abstracts should contain only new and unpublished material and must be submitted electronically by the abstract deadline. Selection of material for oral and poster presentation will be made by the organizers and individual session chairs. Status (talk/poster) of abstracts will be posted on our web site as soon as decisions have been made by the organizers.

We are eager to have as many young people as possible attend since they are likely to benefit most from this meeting. We have applied for funds from government and industry to partially support graduate students and postdocs. Apply in writing to Demetria Mudar ( stating need for financial support - preference is given to those submitting abstracts.

We look forward to seeing you at Cold Spring Harbor in May.

This conference is supported in part by funds provided by: 
National Human Genome Research Institute

We have funds to provide partial scholarships for individuals who are US citizens/permanent residents from minority groups under-represented in the life sciences. Please provide justification in writing to Demetria Mudar ( and state your financial needs. Preference will be given to those applying who submit abstracts to the meeting.

Academic Package $1380
Graduate/PhD Student Package $1145
Corporate Package $1775
Academic/Student No-Housing Package $935

Corporate No-Housing Package $1190
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Regular packages are all inclusive and cover registration, food, housing, parking, wine-and-cheese party, lobster banquet, etc. No Housing packages include all costs except housing. Full payment is due 4 weeks prior to the meeting.



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