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 (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).


Big Pharma and Hollywood: the NO INNOVATION mantra

Big Pharma and Hollywood gained their privileges because of the innovation (breakthrough) they brought about... Now they take those privileges for granted... Fire the innovative people and hire financial and legal experts instead... whose mission is: maintain the privileges at all costs. Forget about the innovation...

It is only normal that, in such a context, innovative people try to achieve hudge, hollywood-like projects... but innovative projects... Just like Hollywood did in the past...

Think of "Avatar", the "Lord of the Ring" Trilogy...

Did you know that you can print your own medicine thanks to 3D bioprinting? You no longer need the "help" of Big Pharma to find and take your medication...

Hollywood and Big Pharma: Barbarians became Emperors... A well-known story... And yet... Other Barbarians are ready for a "war" against Emperors... Another well-known story?...

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Pic: Mary-Louise Browne, Botanic Garden in Wellington, NZ. "Body to Soul", 1996.