The first talks of the 13th annual Advances in Genome Biology and Technology meeting kicked off yesterday in Marco Island, Fla., with more than 800 people making the pilgrimage for the event. At a meeting known as the hub of the next-gen sequencing field, it was notable that this year's sessions began not with a technology focus, but a medical one.

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