PZ stood before the first break and announced U CA Davis is starting an initiative to collect 100,000 cultures AND genomes of pathogens over the next few years, and that these would be publicly available. There was silence followed by a smattering of applause. Later we figured out this was the length of time for a collective "Oh #*!! That means my 10,000 cultures I was going to build the rest of my career on have gone the way of the buggywhip" realization.
This is Big, my friends, BIG. This changes the game in place since the days of Louie Pasteur. More in another post.