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A Conversation with Philip Reilly: The Author of “Orphans”
May 23, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
Join us for a conversation with Phil Reilly, a doctor, lawyer, and venture partner at Third Rock Ventures. Dr. Reilly recently authored Orphan: The Quest to Save Children with Rare Genetic Disorders, about the struggle to save the lives of children who – because of an unlucky roll of the genetic dice – are born with any one of several thousand rare and debilitating genetic disorders. Orphan is more than a book about disease and research; it gives voice to thousands of people who, all too often, have endured terrible illnesses, bravely faced arduous clinical trials, and, sometimes, have gained victories. Dr. Reilly will share his experiences researching and writing the book—which features a number of Massachusetts companies, executives, and patients—and his view of the future of innovation and the industry.