Brian Orelli

Somewhere between his graduate thesis on BRCA1, a gene that causes hereditary breast cancer, and his postdoctoral fellowship in DNA repair, Brian realized he enjoyed analyzing other people's data more than running his own experiments. Having gotten his first taste of how to analyze stocks from The Motley Fool many years prior, it was only fitting that he came full circle and started writing about biotech, pharmaceutical, and medical device companies for He also covers the health insurance industry to keep from going into binary-event overload. When not writing at The Motley Fool or trade journals like Nature Biotechnology and BioWorld, Brian can be found coaching soccer or hanging out at the beach in his hometown of San Diego.

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CAPS Player Rating 95.49
Player Rank 3388 out of 75172
Score 1300.18
Score Change Today -64.00
Accuracy 66.67%
Active Picks 73
Total Picks 215
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Average Score per Pick 6.05
Charms Earned 10
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Board Posts 1053
Recs Received 1243
People who have rec'd these posts 485
Recs to Posts Ratio (last 30 days) 1.90
Threads Started 114
Threads Started Percentage 10.83 %
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Very First Post Re: How many is enough? (6/6/2001)
Percentage of Posts Rec'd 50.33 %
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