ASHG already has quite a following on Twitter, where attendees have been tweeting about the quality of the parties as well as interesting bits of people's talks. "Shendure filtered common variants, applied mult filters, showed they could ID culprit in a known Mendelian disorder. Impressive," tweets nparmalee. In another tweet, dnatestindex writes, "C. Bustamante: the majority of genetic variants found in resequencing studies are only found in one individual."

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