Genetic Future

Yesterday’s inaugural Genomes, Environments, Traits (GET) meeting was by all accounts a massive success, pulling together the largest number of individuals with fully sequenced genomes ever assembled in the same room for a long day of discussion about the future of personal genomics.

While I was unfortunately unable to attend myself, there was phenomenal coverage of the event on Twitter from several attendees (notably Dan Vorhaus, Jonathan Eisen, Kevin Davies, Emily Singer, and many others). To get a sense of the event yourself there are few better resources than Dan Vorhaus’ compendium of his own tweets or the comprehensive notebook of everything tweeted under the #GET2010 hashtag.
Congratulations to the organisers – I’ll certainly be doing my best to attend next year…


  1. #1 Aaron Rowe
    April 28, 2010

    It was a great event, and you should come next year!

  2. #2 Dana Waring
    April 28, 2010

    Several people, myself included, were heard wondering if you were going to be there, Daniel!

    Are you planning to be at the CSHL Personal Genomes mtg in the fall?

  3. #3 Bobas
    April 29, 2010

    “While I was unfortunately able to attend myself” a small typo makes for a large difference in meaning 😀
    Thanks for a great blog

  4. #4 Daniel MacArthur
    April 29, 2010

    Hey Dana,

    Still deciding on the CSHL meeting (it’s only a couple of weeks after my first baby is due).

    Bobas – thanks for pointing out that unfortunate typo, now fixed. 🙂

  5. #5 David Dobbs
    April 29, 2010

    Indeed, Dan, it was well worth attending and a pile of fun besides. Perhaps next year we can fly over for it together …

    Thanks for the roundup of resources. I imagine we’ll see some posts in days to come. Hope to put up one myself next week.

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