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).
Best book ever on how to save your life (and health) in a (worldwide) corrupt health system
Useless politicians, commissioned physicians, prescribing useless or dangerous medication (based on their own best financial interest), etc. Physicians taking great care of their offshore bank accounts thanks to "Big BioPharma" organizing conventions that take place in dreamplaces, not only because they are a fiscal paradise (tax haven), of course... but also because they are quite the scuba diver's paradise... Etc. Fiorentino writes about the traps you must avoid; he also happens to give you the most valuable piece of financial advice you ever received, tailored to your profile and needs. And, if you're asking me, I do hope that "my tailor is rich", yes, definitely.
My advice here: read that book twice: once for your money, and once for your health. And think of your health as if it were money. Your good health is priceless; yet it comes at a price...