Event Date/Time: Oct 09, 2001
End Date/Time: Oct 10, 2001
The race is on to secure worthwhile information from the published human genome. As the emphasis shifts from de novo sequencing to understanding differences in individuals, a variety of approaches will be used to most quickly unlock the value of genomics. While there are many finishing lines across wide-ranging boundaries, to claim the prize it is still imperative to get there first. This meeting will provide a focal point to accelerate your knowledge base and propel your programs forward. That there are fewer genes than supposed has ironically increased complexity rather than reduced it. More than ever, technological feats must be united with clinical significance. This area of study has evolved into a science that impacts daily lives, and it is well to remember R.A. Fisher's fundamental theorem of natural selection, "The rate of increase in fitness of any organism at any time is equal to its genetic variance in fitness at that time." So come to Boston for a mental workout and get fit for the race. Please see website for detailed program information.