Celebrating similarities-embracing differences

Goodman, L. (September 1999) Celebrating similarities-embracing differences. Genome Research, 9 (9). pp. 797-800. ISSN 1088-9051 (Print)

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DOI: 10.1101/gr.9.9.797


Using model systems to gain a better understanding of human disease and the underlying biology is standard in biological research. The power of model systems, however, has never been so great as in recent years with the growing availability of a wealth of genomic data from a variety of animals and plants and the ever more-advanced tools for probing, classifying, and characterizing these resources. There are few better examples illustrating the usefulness of model systems as the material presented at the “Yeast Genetics and Human Disease II” meeting, which took place 3 months ago in Vancouver, Canada (June 24–27, 1999). The meeting, which included talks that covered far more than just yeast as a model system, was undeniably successful. Meeting attendees’ primary complaint, in fact, was the press for time; poster sessions started at 7:45 a.m. and talks ended at 10 p.m. This is a relative standard day for most meetings, except for the very early rise. The complaint, however, was due to the fact that most attendees sat through every single talk, rather than taking breaks here and there. A quick dash out into the hallway for a bathroom break or a coffee refill showed an empty corridor, rather than what is usually seen at meetings—a hallway containing several clustered groups talking about previous presentations, waiting for talks that will come up later in the day, or discussing current or potential collaborations with colleagues.

Item Type: Paper
Uncontrolled Keywords: Canada Genes, Fungal Genetics, Medical Genome Genome, Fungal Humans Sequence Analysis, DNA Sequence Homology
Subjects: bioinformatics > genomics and proteomics > analysis and processing
bioinformatics > genomics and proteomics > genetics & nucleic acid processing > genomes
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Communities: CSHL labs
Depositing User: Kathleen Darby
Date: September 1999
Date Deposited: 23 Apr 2014 18:22
Last Modified: 30 Apr 2014 17:21
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URI: https://repository.cshl.edu/id/eprint/29843

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