Festival of Genomics Boston - October 2017, Boston Convention Center



As well as great sessions in all the theaters and amazing exhibitors, we have so much going on at this year's Festival.

The Play

By Lynn Bush, Adjunct Associate Research Scientist, Pediatrics, Columbia University

Each year does a different story but based on the premise that nobody plays the role they perform in real life, e.g. a clinician acts the part of the patient, the patient plays the role of the genetic counsellor and so on

Rare Disease Film Festival

We welcome our friends at Disorder to host a session including a talk from Patricia Weltin, CEO and Founder of the Rare Disease United Foundation, showing of three inspiring short films and a discussion about the value and impact of short films as rare disease advocacy.


Join our unique “flying saucer of chat” to explore the interconnection
of the many essential themes, ideas and opinions setting the Festival
abuzz. Join key speakers at the table to have your say!

Game of Genomes

Carl Zimmer, New York Times Columnist is on a quest to understand
his genome. With a circle of advisors, Carl will journey beyond the wall to explore the cutting-edge research changing our perception of who we are.

Rare Disease Patient Track

Rare New England and Festival of Genomics is partnering to bring in patients and families to engage with those working in genomics. 
We are organizing a stage area for the patient community that will present on education and resources and will be equally valuable for all stakeholders to learn more about the families they serve.


This year we will have five stages for you to choose from; The Horizon Stages 1 and 2, the Prism Stage, the In the Loop Stage and the Live Lounge stage.
With a variety of topics being explored, there’s something for everyone to
sink their teeth into! 

Live Lounge

Hear bite sized insights into the latest innovative technologies and products from a range of leading solution providers.

Tree of life

Fancy a break? Head over to the Tree of Life to grab a coffee, chill
out and play some games.

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Sponsors & Exhibitors

Founding Partners

Illumina, Roche and Thermo Fisher Scientific

Strategic Partners

Agilent Technologies, Beckman Coulter Life Sciences, SevenBridges and Twist Bioscience


With thanks to our supporters



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