I'm the author of Airpocalypse, a medical thriller


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).


"Big Eyes": the next Tim Burton Movie Will Teach Hollywood A Lesson

Margaret Keane
"Have you ever seen those eerie paintings of children with enormous, sad eyes? They're often collected by people with a taste for kitsch and/or creeping out their guests. Ever wondered about the artist behind them? It's Margaret Keane, and soon you'll know everything you ever wanted to know her and her husband Walter thanks to a new Tim Burton movie in development, appropriately titled "Big Eyes."

Burton is directing a script by screenwriting duo Larry Karaszewski and Scott Alexander, who worked with Burton on his wonderful 'Ed Wood.' Their other projects run the gamut from the Andy Kaufman biopic 'Man on the Moon' to 'The People vs. Larry Flynt' to ... 'Agent Cody Banks.' 'Big Eyes' is all about the aftermath of Walter and Margaret's divorce and eventual lawsuit over who was the real painter behind the incredibly successful works." (source).

Burton's plain and simple answer to the copyright infringement madness that is currently raging in the US in general (and in Hollywood in particular) is: you've got the talent, you've got the copyright. You don't have the talent, you don't own anything ... I guess technological genius Aaron Swartz would have enjoyed that (upcoming) Burton movie... 

1 commentaire:

Low-Coste Innovation Blog a dit…

Jean-Michel Billaut, au sujet de l'article : http://venturebeat.com/2013/06/07/amazon-launches-storyteller-to-turn-scripts-into-storyboards-automagically/

"il y a une grande bagarre qui démarre aux us entre disons Hollywood et ses majors 1.0 , et les 2.0 comme google Amazon et autres.. le Studio d'amazon vise à favoriser la création en mode crowd de programmes vidéo et autres.. qu'amazon va ensuite diffuser sur sa propre plateforme.. Un peu comme il le fait avec CreateSpace pour le texte.. "