by Meredith W. Salisbury

There’s a particular word people keep using when referring to this year’s 14th annual Genome Sequencing and Analysis Conference: science. However appropriate it may be for Boston, which has more colleges and universities per square mile than anywhere else, some might find it a surprising choice for what has become the genomics tradeshow to end all tradeshows, a four-day extravanganza that some academics have labeled “science-free.”

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