The ASHG meeting is in full swing with sunburned scientists showing up to give their talks and everyone getting adjusted to local time here in Hawaii. (Yep, Daily Scan's on the scene.) This week, attendees got caught up on what the 1,000 Genomes project is up to — the University of Oxford's Gil McVean said to keep an eye out for data from the initiative's pilot studies in November or December.

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