The New and the Old

The Plant and Animal Genome conference is underway in San Diego (GTO is certainly glad for the change of scenery). Yesterday morning’s plenary talks were given by the Institute for Systems Biology’s Leroy Hood and the Gates Foundations’ Rob Horsch.

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