Nearly every talk I’ve attended at this conference has included at least one slide showing a smiling bouncing baby, to remind us all why ultimately we’re here, I guess.
But the prize for the most gratuitously cute pic of the meeting has to go to Jacquetta Trasler of Montreal Children’s Hospital Research Institute, during her (very informative) talk on genomic imprinting. Most of the work has been done in mice, not humans. So she illustrated it with a photo of tiny newborn twins peeking out of a pair of boots, each complete with fluffy mouse ears. It’s enough to make even a hardened science journalist broody.