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: Airpocalypse, a medical thriller (action taking place in Beijing) 2017; Jesus CRISPR Superstar, a sci-fi -- French title: La Passion du CRISPR (2018).

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 (

Camp follower reporting live from Rueil-Malmaison: "Vive l'Empereur!"

September 15-16/2012: Weekend Party in Rueil-Malmaison with Napoléon himself, and his "Grognard" soldiers...

Now, you wouldn't want to miss out on that party (even if you couldn't make it), would you?

So here's the ultimate Napoleon Retrostalgia French Party (good old times), right here right for you, in exactly 527 pics, including booze, music (Napoleonic military music, Adèle, etc.), horses, Polish soldiers in Napoleon's army (all native speakers!), a Napoleonic "bivouac" (The Russian campaign June 24 - December 12, 1812), weapons, aaaand weapons again...

At some point I stumbled upon Napoléon (Pic #341), but he wouldn't answer my questions...

His soldiers did ... on Saturday evening in the "bivouac" (looots of booze here; for the soldiers, not for me). To make short a looong story (527 pics!), this is how I became a camp follower... The French expression for that is "Fille à soldats"...

Ladies aaaand Gents, Enjoooy...

... Napoléon Imperial Jubilee!

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