Here in Marco Island, Fla., giant jellyfish may have claimed the beach, but genome scientists have taken charge of the local Marriott hotel for the annual Advances in Genome Biology & Technology conference. While Thursday was the first official day of the event, Wednesday's pre-meeting workshop on next-gen sequencing was every bit as jam-packed as the rest of the sessions so far. Richard Gibbs from Baylor offered an overview of the market as it stands right now, noting that alongside the impressive performance of many of these machines still comes a lot of hype about what's possible.

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