Simon Lin at Retail Genomics posts a summary of a talk from George Church, who told attendees that the future of genomics will hinge on people's willingness to share data and keep instrumentation open-source. "The most interesting point to me, however, is not only the 'open and share' of instrument design but also genetic information," Lin writes.

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