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 (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).


Organ Transplant, Genomics and 3D Bioprinting: the Disruptive Dance of the Three Graces

Copyright James Bort
"A disruptive technology is one that’s simpler and cheaper than what’s already on the market. Often, disruptive technologies are also inferior to what’s already on the market. They tend to be dismissed as impractical toys by industry incumbents."  (Source).

Is Genomics (and 3D bioprinting) going to be as disruptive for organ transplantation (and immunosuppressive drugs) as Bitcoin (and Apple) is going to be for money and banking?... The late Steve Jobs thought so, and he isn't the only one... When will Apple disrupt the banking and financial industry, by launching into them? Lemme guess... Pretty soon?...

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