Precision Medicine will need to get out of the pharma silo that is based on symptoms

Welcome to the digital era of biology (and to this modest blog I started in early 2005).

To cure many diseases, like cancer or cystic fibrosis, we will need to target genes (mutations, for ex.), not organs! I am convinced that the future of replacement medicine (organ transplant) is genomics (the science of the human genome). In 10 years we will be replacing (modifying) genes; not organs!

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". I am an
early adopter of scientific MOOCs. My name's Catherine Coste. I've earned myself four MIT digital diplomas: 7.00x, 7.28x1, 7.28.x2 and 7QBWx. Instructor of 7.00x: Eric Lander PhD.

Upcoming books: Doomsdare, a medical thriller (action taking place in Beijing) June 2016; Jesus CRISPR Superstar, a sci-fi -- French title: La Passion du CRISPR (Nov. 2016). My other half in writing is Isabelle Provost, we have been writing together since 2009.

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 (

Primum Non Nocere & Don't Be Evil meeting half-way through

Oh but wait, this is exactly what my medical thriller Domsdare is about!

Coming out soon...

Welcome. I'm a Freelance Journalist and a Networking Jedi

Dying Steve Jobs: "Biology and I.T. have merged." Time to learn about it.
Freelance journalist. Personal Genomics Advocate with strong social media skills.
Find me on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook.

Upcoming books (2016):
Doomsdare -- medical thriller (in 2 volumes).
Jesus CRISPR Superstar -- sci-fi.
Publishing house: British (Oxford, UK)

Disneyland Paris, Oct. 2014
Australia, January 2016
Anticipating the $100 genome era and the P4™ medicine revolution. P4 Medicine (Predictive, Personalized, Preventive, & Participatory): Catalyzing a Revolution from Reactive to Proactive Medicine.

2016: Fun MOOC - Institut Catholique de Paris (ICP) "Géopolitique de la Chine Contemporaine", by Prof. Emmanuel Lincot. 97% total score.

2015-2016: MIT - edX digital diploma Molecular Biology – Part 1: 7.28.1x "DNA Replication & Repair" (76% TOTAL SCORE), 7.28.2x Molecular Biology – Part 2: Transcription and Transposition (81 % TOTAL SCORE).

2013 - 2014: MIT - edX digital diplomas: 7.00x "The Secret of Life" (76% TOTAL SCORE) & 7.QBWx "Quantitative Biology Workshop" (90% TOTAL SCORE).

All things genomics.
Science = Perpetual Ascension.
Sci-fi writer: From the Broad Institute to Broadway?
Science & Society, Genomic Entertainment.

I graduated in German literature. Post-graduate teacher training at La Sorbonne University, Paris (1997/1998, 2006/2007). Master's degree in social market economy and traductology. As an undergraduate, I studied linguistics and didactics.
Work: sales & marketing assistant; middle & high school teacher, blogger.
Co-founder of the Atelier e-santé (France) with Jean-Michel Billaut.
MITx-EdX 7.00x, 7.28x, 7.28.1x certified. Genomics & Python.

Find me on Twitter @ #PWSYN - "The Patient Will See You Now", 2015 Medical Bestseller by Eric Topol MD.

Xenotransplantation: first clinical procedures scheduled

My 8 followers on Weibo (Chinese equivalent of Twitter)

Really love this one!
Have signed with an Oxford UK publishing house a contract for 3 fictions, which should all be out before April 2017.

Doomsdare, a medical thriller (action taking place in Beijing)
Jesus CRISPR Superstar, a sci-fi, written with Isabelle Provost
French version of the sci-fi: La Passion Du CRISPR.

Then, from April 2017 on, will spend one year in Asia, emphasis on China. My very recent stays in Beijing? A shock, an ongoing one, one foot in fairy tale (thank you Cixin Liu) one foot in abyss (hashtag airpocalypse). Have seen a few things about the development of mHealth in China and want to explore... Thank you Jean-Michel Billaut (French blogger) for the tutorial sessions that should help me find ways to monetize those stays in Asia...

My (modest) mHealth Silk Road (LOL) project: Will explore startup incubators in Malaysia (Cyberjaya), North of Thailand and various parts of China from April to (at least) December 2017...

Have a passion for Chinese language and civilization anyway...

Of course, will attend mHealth congresses in China wearing Regina Holliday's jacket -- the one she painted for me... Chinese people usually love this jacket (from what I saw on a couple of opportunities in Beijing and Shanghai)...

8 followers on Weibo already, including Veritas Genetics (Shanghai), hopefully soon 12...