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 ( 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 (

"42 Born to Code" School Song (made in France)

Want to learn programming languages? You'll be the Wizard of Tomorrow! 

At "Poudlard 42 school" they'll teach you that, and at last you'll be able to forget about the alphabet and military discipline (the 1.0 world)... 

To make short a looooong story: meet Matilda, a teen girl who learned programming languages all by herself... and in the process got soooo bored at school (gave her a taste of military life and she didn't like it)... Matilda ends up leaving the "1.0 school" (the Trunchbull one) and finds a new, much more suitable teacher: Miss Honey, teaching at the Poudlard Academy of Programming Language Wizards, the 42 school that has a compelling mantra: "Born To Code"!


Matilda leaving her old school (the Trunchbull school):

School Song Lyrics in Matilda

==> Matilda's Wizard Alphabet 

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Pour faire de bons reins artificiels, il y a besoin de tas de programmes et de bons programmeurs !! Sans compter ceux qui font les programmes des imprimantes 3D. Ces imprimantes 3D peuvent imprimer des objets, mais aussi du matériel biologique humain : peau, os, trachée, reins (qui ne fonctionnent pas encore pour la transplantation, mais un jour ...)

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