The Smell of Fresh Pencils


The sight of so many ads for crisp, new, cartoon-festooned backpacks and for extra-long twin sheets for college dorm rooms means it is back-to-school time once again. And it's time to plan out the academic year, including which conferences to attend on an ever-dwindling travel budget. For help with balancing travel costs and travel opportunities, turn to this month's cover story, our biennial conference survey. More than 800 of you responded to our survey, which asked about the best general genomics meeting as well as favorite meetings by category.

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