NEW YORK--Five international conferences will compete for attention from the global bioinformatics community in the coming two weeks. Meetings in Asia, Europe, and the US will offer agendas packed with discussions about the latest applications for bioinformatics tools. Organizers of some of the events expect several hundred attendees. The meetings are:

• SNPs and Pharmacogenomics: Science Applications and Business Models, September 27-29 in San Diego, Calif.;

• Bioinformatics, September 30-October 1, followed by Functional Genomics, October 4-6 in Seattle;

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