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 (

Forget about E.R. Here comes Scanadu Scout!

Walter De Brouwer. Photo: Alex Washburn / Wired
"'Mad Scientist Sees Future Where We Sell Our Quantified Selves on eBay.' Well, maybe not that mad... Scanadu Scout. 'There’s a complete emergency room in there. Every sensor you can think of we’ve put in there – blood pressure, ECG, infrared, three accelerometers, gyroscope, Bluetooth module, 32-bit microprocessor. This is a product that helps the doctor, partially replaces the doctor, or makes you into a citizen doctor.' (...) Will this make us worth more money? 'I think so because if you keep all that data, people will be able to sell themselves, especially if you have a rare disease because there will be a market for clinical trial testing. It will be a bit like the eBay for bodies. (...) Now with these things (like Scout), the people are going to rewrite the (medicine) map, like they have done with Wikipedia, and all sorts of great stuff will come out of that.'"

==> read here.

Meanwhile, Head of ER department in a Parisian Hospital, France, says: "We're not Jack Bauer in that '24 Hours' TV show... We're MD's, we're humans..." They might think Walter De Brouwer is a hubot (half man-half machine) from the future... But what if those ER Docs were... a thing from the past?

Scanadu Builds a $149 Personal Tricorder for Non-Trekkies

==> read here.



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