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Human Genome News Archive Edition
Human Genome Quarterly, Winter 1990; 1(3)
Participants See Need for Interdisciplinary Effort
An international symposium and workshop, MacroMolecules, Genes and Computers, was held August 13-18 in Waterville Valley, New Hampshire. Some 200 people, including mathematicians, computer scientists, molecular biologists, and geneticists, attended the conference. Deemed a great success by those participating, Genes and Machines, Chapter II was sponsored jointly by the NIH National Library of Medicine and the Molecular Biology Computer Research Resource at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/Harvard School of Public Health. Support for the meeting also came from the NIH Division of Research Resources and a number of commercial companies.
Two central themes emerged:
Topics covered by the 43 invited speakers were organized into the following sessions:
Along with the more than 4 days of presentations, two afternoon workshops provided participants with hands-on opportunities to use new hardware and software.
Reported by Karen D. Gruskin
Baylor College of Medicine and
Temple F. Smith
Molecular Biology Computer Research Resource
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/Harvard School of Public Health
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