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The Biology Of Genomes
May 6 - 10, 2014
Abstract Deadline: February 21, 2014

Carlos Bustamante, Stanford University
Michel Georges, University of Liege, Belgium
Elaine Mardis, Washington University School of Medicine
Molly Przeworski, Columbia University

The 2014 Biology of Genomes meeting is now oversubscribed and new registrations will be waitlisted. Additional registrants may be selected from the waiting list by the organizers on the basis of submitted abstracts and/or group representation.

We are pleased to host the 27th annual meeting on genome science, The Biology of Genomes, which will begin at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 and run through lunch on Saturday, May 10.

The 2014 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:
Peter Donnelly
Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics
Nancy Moran
University of Texas, Austin

Translational Genomics & Genetics
Genetics of Complex Traits
Cancer & Medical Genomics
Functional Genomics
Computational Genomics
Evolutionary & Non-Human Genomics
Population Genomics

Discussion Leaders:
Leif Andersson,
Uppsala University, Sweden
Peter Andolfatto, Princeton University
Edward Buckler, USDA-ARS; Cornell University
Atul Butte, Stanford University School of Medicine
Yoav Gilad,  University of Chicago
Rachel Karchin,
Johns Hopkins University
Eimear Kenny, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Dana Pe'er, Columbia University
John Rinn, Harvard University
Marylyn Ritchie, Pennsylvania State University
Matthew Stephens, University of Chicago
Michael Stratton, The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK
Jenny Tung,
Duke University
Naomi Wray, The University of Queensland, Australia

ELSI Panel Topic: The Court Has Spoken - What did it Say? Implications of recent U.S. Supreme Court Decisions on Diagnostic Testing and Gene Patenting

Lawrence Brody
, National Human Genome Research Institute/NIH
Arti Rai
, Duke University
Claire Laporte, Foley Hoag, LLP
Richard Gold, McGill University, Canada

Abstracts should contain only new and unpublished material and must be submitted electronically by the abstract deadline.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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