This year's Advances in Genome Biology and Technology meeting in Marco Island, Florida, was sold out very shortly after it was announced, leaving many researchers out in the cold. But GenomeWeb's Editor-in-Chief Meredith Salisbury managed to get there, and sent us some interesting tidbits about this year's happenings. Because of the heavy snow and ice storms over most of the US — particularly the Midwest and the Northeast — and Europe, a lot of people had trouble getting to Florida for the beginning of the conference.

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