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 (

On Brain Plasticity (still believe 200% in Brain Death?)

Angèle, a French woman, was in a coma. Her physicians believed her to be "brain dead"...

Her daughter rescues her from physicians wanting to harvest her vital organs. Angèle shed a tear when she heard the doctors talking to her daughter about how they could harvest her mother's organs. The daughter saw the tear...

Later, following explanation for this "misunderstanding" was found:

When Angèle fell in a coma, her brain cells connections changed dramatically: she could hear, feel the pain (though nurses and doctors thought that because she was in such a coma she couldn't feel any pain at all, but she proved them otherwise later...), she could also understand what people around her were saying... Only, she couldn't... make herself noticed.

Later, she recovered from this kind of "locked-in syndrom"... and told her story to a journalist... who wrote a book...

Amy Farrah Fowler (Big Bang Theory):

"Angèle Lieby : 'A Tear Saved Me', now a bestseller!


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