The Low-Coste Innovation Blog welcomes YOU

Welcome to this modest blog I started in early 2005! I'm a Semantic Web Geek and a Web Science Evangelist.

To cure diseases like cancer and cystic fibrosis, we will need to target gene mutations, not organs! I am convinced that the future of replacement medicine (organ transplant) is genomics (the science of the human genome).
Anticipating the $100 genome era and the P4™ medicine revolution. P4 Medicine (Predictive, Personalized, Preventive, & Participatory): Catalyzing a Revolution from Reactive to Proactive Medicine.

After low-cost airlines (Ryanair, Easyjet ...) comes "low-cost" participatory medicine. Some of my readers have recently christened this long-lasting, clumsy attempt at e-writing of mine "THE LOW-COSTE INNOVATION BLOG".

Jean-Michel Billaut, famous French @nthropologist and Net economy geek : "
There are times when I think there are basically two kinds of people in my country ... A '1.0' Top-Management, frantically clinging to and stuck in the past and in (bio)conservatism... and a '2.0' startup ecosystem... building... building slowly... towards the future..."

Catherine Coste,
MIT certificate in Genomics, a Tim Burton fan (whose films are dealing with death, like this modest Blog -- and sometimes we just hate it!), a Wellywood fan (the new Hollywood)... I come from France (hopefully from that "2.0" part thing) and travel a lot: New-Zealand, Asia (Malaysia, Singapore), UK...

A death and health geek and travel buff of some kind, I love meeting new faces
. My motto:
Go Where You Are Celebrated, Not Where You Are Tolerated.

I love Genomics. Would you rather donate your data, or... your vital organs?

Audio files on this blog are Windows files ; if you have a Mac, you might want to use VLC ( to read them.

Concernant les fichiers son ou audio (audio files) sur ce blog : ce sont des fichiers Windows ; pour les lire sur Mac, il faut les ouvrir avec VLC (

Appel à témoignage - Please share your experience - Teilen Sie Ihre Erfahrungen mit ! Don d'organes - Organ Donation - Organspende :

Appel à témoignage : lettre ouverte aux proches confrontés à la question du don d'organes (lire)

Please share your experience : letter to the attention of next-of-kin of donor-eligible individuals (read)

Im Krankenhaus oder in der Klinik wurden Sie nach dem mutmasslichen Willen Ihres Verwandten gefragt : ob er oder sie sich für Organspende ausgesprochen habe. Bitte teilen Sie Ihre Erfahrung mit ! (lesen)

Avertissement :

Merci de ne PAS poster de messages concernant la vente d'un organe et comportant des coordonnées téléphoniques, e-mail, etc. La loi française interdit la vente d'organes.


She's "The Voice"! Pomplamoose "I Feel Good"

Genomic and Precision Medicine: UCSF MOOC (started April 14, 2014)


People who impress me most:
Jack Andraka, Ray Kurzweil, Eric Topol, Maurice Béjart.

People who changed my life:
Steve Jobs, geneticist and MIT Professor Eric Lander PhD.

My favorite music:

My favorite book (2014):  
J. Craig Venter: "Life at the speed of light".

Favorite writer: Jasper Fforde, a Fantasy/SF/Comedy/Crime author who lives in Wales. 

As I love genomics and musicals, I'm trying to merge both... Monster High Institute of Tech is hitting Growlway: ever heard of the ughsome clawsome MIT Salem genomic musical?

MIT edX Certification in Genomics obtained 18/12/2013. Professor: Eric Lander PhD. I'm a Personal Genomics Advocate with strong social media skills, a Semantic Web Geek and a Web Science Evangelist.

Exploring personal genomics involves dedicated microchips. Navigating their own genome on their iPhone, thanks to an "app" that will show a list of variants that can be tailored to the patients' genomic data, and with the help of their physician, patients will be able to become the Risk Manager of their own genome... And oh, yes, of course, we will need to have those FDA guys on board!

To cure diseases like cancer and cystic fibrosis, we will need to target gene mutations; not organs.

Catherine Coste in 3 words: I SELL IDEAS! I LOVE GENOMICS.

Looking for Marketing ideas from London to Singapore!? Look no further!

Passionate about excellence in science (= Perpetual Ascension). Committed to excellence in writing. Scientific + Creative Writing = Marketing.

English, German, French & Basic oral Mandarin Chinese... My family lives in Malaysia (plenty of opportunities for me to improve my Mandarin Chinese), in NY & in Germany -- I'm a German native speaker.

OK, OK, now you're hooked, keep reading.....

A health geek and travel buff, I love meeting new faces. People around me say I'm all about creativity and marketing, new ideas and sustainable everything.

My 2014 favorite book: "Damn Good Advice (for people with talent!)" by George Lois.
I'm a Robin Cook and Tim Burton fan.
Science and society: genomic entertainment.
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"A transplant is not a cure": my letter to Steve Jobs.

2013: MOOC student, registered for the course MITx: The Secret of Life, Intro to Biology, by Eric Lander, PhD.  

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The First Day of Tomorrow in Paris, April 18/19-2014


"The First Day of Tomorrow, during which 1,300 attendees from 20+ countries will meet in Paris around 40+ tech and startup superstars and 25 mind-blowing semifinalists... YES, we're getting excited!
A few key pieces of info we'd like to share:

#1  Our program is finalized, please find it attached & join us on Friday at 9:00 @Cité des Sciences, where a nice breakfast will be waiting for you, ahead of Joël de Rosnay welcome speech at 9:30
Venue details: 

Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie

Congress Center

30, avenue Corentin Cariou

75019 Paris


#2   There is no such thing as a tech event without a rocking party, so let's meet at the Trabendo on Friday at 23:00, right after the conference, to celebrate on the best French groovy tunes!
Use the partaaay code on our Eventbrite page to get a free access to the party!
#3  On Saturday, meet the FrenchTech Safarithe First Day of Tomorrow's little brother  an amazing opportunity to discover the innovation places in Paris. 3D-printing, Arduino, Bio-hacking... welcome to our tech edition of Easter!"

Barthélémy Kiss
Hello Tomorrow Challenge

"AlloMap: 11-gene (blood RNA) signature for monitoring rejection after cardiac transplant"

Much less painful than post-transplant biopsy ( for monitoring rejection after cardiac transplant) for heart and/or renal transplant patients!

"Well, choose me!"

"Let me be your star" -- Bombshell/Smash, the Musical

=> Download audio file here.   

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Or: you can download MP3 version of audio file here.


Bioinformatics: Network visualization of programming language influence

"Genome:" A Magazine About Science and Medicine, Written for Patients

"The Underappreciated Ties Between Art and Innovation"

"Can law, ethics, keep up with technology?"