For three days, high science mingled with commerce within the enclosed environs of the Boston Sheraton and the Hynes Convention Center at TIGR’s 14th annual Genome Sequencing and Analysis Conference. In between addresses given by industry giants, panels, and concurrent symposia, vendors pitched products in the exhibition hall in hopes of selling services, laboratory robots, microarrayers, databases, or $100,000 supercomputers.

Putting the QC in Oligos

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