Cold Spring Harbor’s Biology of Genomes meeting was brimming with hours of sessions devoted to sharing research fresh from the lab. Audience members amicably grilled presenters, regiments of postdocs unfurled posters in alphabetical order, and mealtimes were rowdy with critiques of both biology and buffet. Considering the frenetic pace, one might think that a Friday afternoon session on ethical, legal, and social issues would be sparsely attended. One would be wrong.

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