Emily Singer at the MIT Technology Review blog presents her thoughts of last week's GET Conference in Cambridge, Mass. First, and perhaps not surprisingly, she writes, "sequencing executives really like to have their genomes sequenced." Four out of the conference's 14 "genome pioneers" were the founder of Helicos, a former Solexa chief executive officer, and the CEOs of Illumina and Life Technologies, according to Technology Review.

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