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...

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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 (

"What will it take to drive consumer health app adoption?"

34 Best Health & Fitness Apps for iPhone & Android Phones (Source)

"A recent survey conducted by Pew Internet and American Life Project demonstrates what we intuitively know: There is a HUGE market for mHealth…we just have to provide the best ways to promote and foster adoption. 

David Lee Scher, in his analysis of the Pew survey on mHIMSS at

'we need to relinquish the build it and they will come mentality and start conquering these prerequisites:

1. Educating consumers/patients and providers

2. Furnishing efficacy studies (that need not be as complex as drug or device clinical trials)
3. Getting payers on board (including federal and state) to pay for effective technologies
4. Obtaining private investment

In MobiHealthNews’ analysis of the Pew survey at , Brian Dolan said 'if you examine Pew’s data on overall health app adoption among all mobile phone users — not just smartphone users — you find flat adoption for three years, despite the significant gains in smartphone adoption that occurred between 2010 and 2012.'

These topics and much more will be discussed at next month’s mHealth Summit on Dec. 3-5 in the Washington, DC Area with presentations such as:

- Executives Unplugged: Where's the Disconnect Between mHealth and Mobile Tech?
- The Road Ahead: The Future of Mobile Technologies for Global Health
- What Goes Into Making an Extraordinary mHealth App?
- Bringing Tech Into Provider-Patient Interaction: Connect, Educate & Inform

Check out the mHealth Summit Educational Agenda:

As Dr. Scher said at the end of his analysis, 'Let’s get going!' What do YOU think is going to trigger consumer health app adoption?" (Source: LinkedIn Groupe HIMSS).

iBP Blood Pressure:
"iBP is a blood pressure tracking and analysis tool. Please note, it is not possible to measure your blood pressure by touching the screen. A separate device is required.

What kind of analysis does iBP provide?

iBP uses color icons to indicate when your blood pressure values are normal, high, or hypertension. It also provides interactive graphs that allow you to display your values by weeks, months, year and time of day. The graphs display lows, highs, averages, and trend lines using statistical analysis.

Why iBP vs. other blood pressure apps?

iBP is a universal app designed to work on the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad, which means you only pay for the app once and you get all versions! iBP is the only blood pressure app with a built in transfer capability to sync all your iOS devices.

What are the key features?

- Easy data input using dials instead of keyboard
- Transfer capability to sync all of your iOS devices
- Calculates Mean Arterial Pressure and Pulse Pressure
- Track one personal item (blood glucose, stress level, medication dosage, exercise time)
- Backup / Restore capability
- Multiple users
- Multiple email addresses (you and doctor)
- Multiple email formats (HTML, CSV, Plain Text)
- Passcode to protect your data
- Snapshot of the graphs can be saved
- User configurable color ranges
- Weight units (lb or kg)
- Withings Blood Pressure Monitor & Wireless Scale" (Source)

Capzule PHR Free - Your Personal Health Record. By Webahn, Inc.

"All your health data in One App. Capzule PHR is the most comprehensive Personal Health Records App.

A must have for parents, family caregivers and chronic patients.

Full Version also available and includes the following:
- Unlimited Charts
- Backup/Restore Data (iCloud, Email & Computer)
- Transfer data between devices." (Source).

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