Scientific MOOCs follower. Author of Airpocalypse, a techno-medical thriller (Spring 2017)


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.


I am an early adopter of scientific MOOCs. 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? Imagine all the people sharing their data...

Audio files on this blog are Windows files ; if you have a Mac, you might want to use VLC (http://www.videolan.org) 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 (http://www.videolan.org).


Apple: Connecting the iDots ... with medicine

The person who has had an impact in my way of seeing and doing things is Steve Jobs. First, although he had little college education, he managed to build a successful empire. Second, he was a persevering man. Undeterred after he had been thrown out of the company he had founded, he did not hesitate to commit himself to starting a new one. Third, he was a visionary. By connecting the dots, as he said, he was able to turn Apple into an innovative company, blazing trails in consumer branding, by foreseeing people's tastes and creating a market for them. Finally, he was a courageous man who worked to his last day, fighting the cancer that was to deprive the world of a charismatic trailblazer.

We need a trailblazer who connects the iDots ... with medicine...