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Thursday, October 25 • 10:30am - 11:00am
EmTech Prism: Beyond Gene Sequencing

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Beyond Gene Sequencing — Decoding the Data

More widespread use of gene sequencing technologies is redefining medicine by making personal genomics medicine a reality.

  • Alexis Borisy, Cofounder of Foundation Medicine and a partner at Third Rock Ventures, on the remarkable pace of progress that genomic information is making possible in treating diseases such as cancer
  • Heidi Rehm, Scientific Advisory Board for Knome, on creating software that translates raw geonomic data into usable reports for doctors


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Alexis Borisy

Chairman and Cofounder, Foundation Medicine
Alexis Borisy is a successful biotechnology entrepreneur with more than 20 years of experience building and operating innovative science-based organizations. Mr. Borisy joined the life sciences venture capital firm Third Rock Ventures in 2009 to focus on the formation of new companies... Read More →
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Dr. Heidi Rehm

Director, Laboratory for Molecular Medicine, Partners Healthcare Center for Personalized Genetic Medicine, Knome
Heidi Rehm, Ph.D. was recruited in 2001 to build the Laboratory for Molecular Medicine at PCPGM and serves as its Laboratory Director. She is a board-certified clinical molecular geneticist and Assistant Professor of Pathology at Harvard Medical School with appointments at BWH... Read More →

Thursday October 25, 2012 10:30am - 11:00am EDT
MIT Media Lab (6th Floor Event Space) 75 Amherst Street, Cambridge, MA

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