Must Be the Lobster

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory's annual Biology of Genomes meeting is a researcher favorite, according to the results of a GenomeWeb survey of scientific conferences.

The survey, conducted by GenomeWeb Daily News, found that Biology of Genomes ranked highest for "bang-for-the-buck," speaker quality, networking opportunities, and other criteria.

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