SAN DIEGO, Oct. 15 – “We have seen the future and it is not us,” Huntington Willard, president of the American Society of Human Genetics, said during his address to the group during its annual meeting here on Saturday. 

While calling genetics the “hottest field in the business,” he complained of slowing membership at the ASHG even as attendance at meetings for genomics-oriented organizations skyrocket. 

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