Thursday marks the official start of the 2001 annual International Genome Sequencing and Analysis Conference in San Diego.

The meeting, in its 13th year, will host about 3,000 attendees from industry, academia, and government, and some 140 private and public companies. It wraps on Sunday.

Leading GSAC this year are co-chairs Dennis Hochstrasser, from Geneva University Hospital; Yusuke Nakamura, from the University of Tokyo; and J. Craig Venter, from Celera Genomics.

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