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Lander at the Darwin Conference

PZ Myers tried to keep up with the Darwin/Chicago 2009 conference on his blog. There, he recounts talks from Jerry Coyne on speciation, Philip Ward on phylogenies, and Eric Lander on genomics and natural selection. At the beginning of Lander's talk, he made the caveat that he wasn't an evolutionist, but rather a biomedical geneticist, which led Myers to comment "as if that was something different." The conclusion from the talk, Myers says is that "genomics is experiencing an explosion of data that represents a huge opportunity for future discovery."