Scientific MOOCs follower. Author of Airpocalypse, a techno-medical thriller (Out Summer 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 ( 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 (

Une "tablet" à 20 dollars pour 1 milliard d'indiens ?

Une "tablet" à 20 dollars pour 1 milliard d'Indiens ! De plus le gouvernement indien va fibrer le pays ... Je me demande comment ils font ... Alors que nous ... C'est ce que je lis sur Facebook ce matin ... Bon, alors d'abord, y a pas mal d'effets d'annonce (non suivies dans les faits) en Inde, y sont très forts là-dessus (nous aussi) ... Pour autant ... la classe moyenne émerge en Chine ... puis en Inde ... tandis que chez nous, la classe moyenne tend à s'amenuiser ... Certes y a encore du boulot dans ces deux pays, qui viennent de loin, mais ils bougent très vite ... tandis que nous ... cela me rappelle une fabliotte impliquant un lièvre et une tortue (OK, je sors) ...
Suneet Tuli, CEO of Datawind, holds up the commercial version of his company's new Aakash 2 tablet.
"Suneet Tuli, the 44-year-old CEO of UK/Canadian/Indian startup Datawind, is having a taxing day. 'I’m underwater,' he says as he struggles to find a cell signal outside a restaurant in Mumbai. Two days from then, on Sunday Nov. 11, the president of India, Pranab Mukherjee, will have unveiled the seven-inch Aakash 2 tablet computer Tuli’s company is selling to the government for distribution to 100,000 university students and professors. (If things go well, the government plans to order as many as 5.86 million.) In the meantime, Tuli is deluged with calls from reporters, and every day his company receives thousands of new orders for the commercial version of the Aakash 2. Already, he’s facing a backlog of four million unfulfilled pre-orders." (Source). 

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