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 (

Medicine "by the book"

Medicine "by the book"

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" If you could require the president to read one book, what would it be?

He’s a busy guy — so it wouldn’t be a whole book. It would be a booklet entitled “Leadership in Decline: Assessing U.S. International Competitiveness in Biomedical Research.” Published through a collaboration between United for Medical Research and the nonpartisan Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, it documents how America is steadily losing its leadership in biomedical research, with serious consequences for our economy and the health of our nation."

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Eric J. Topol, MD, Cardiologist, Geneticist, author of The Creative Destruction of Medicine, and Director, Scripps Translational Science Institute:

"Medicine is about to go through its biggest shakeup in history. Never before have we been able to digitize man, from womb to tomb. Never before did we have the capacity to tailor therapies to an individual and prevent a disease from ever occurring in the first place. Now with powerful tools to sequence each individual's whole genome, capture moment-to-moment vital signs and key physiologic metrics, and exquisitely image any part of the body, an unparalleled convergence of technology affords a new window into what makes us tick and what makes us an individual. But unlike any prior time in medicine, this revolution is superimposed on a world of social networking, omnipresent smartphones with pervasive connectivity, and ever-increasing bandwidth. As Dr. Eric Topol explains in this riveting presentation, this great convergence will usher in the creative destruction of medicine marked by new, more effective ways to treat patients that will dramatically bring down the costs of health care."