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 (

Organic, Transformative Technologies Are Under Way

This is Science transforming the human being... The Homo Sapiens era is over, here comes Homo Digitus, a transformed, enhanced "homo sapiens"...

Totes fascinating and ugh-mazing! Yet I promise this is no "Mad Science" for Monster High student bodies ;-)

"A resurgence in organic technology is set to transform the world of electronic devices, offering a way to give the very fabric of life enhanced functionality." Data storage in your DNA is no fiction! (read here).

"(...) [T]he big problem was the cycle of obsolescence that all data-storing technologies go through. Old machines are junked in favour of new hardware (remember VCRs?) and any data stored on out-of-date media must be re-read and re-written onto the medium du jour, all at great expense. 'We thought: Isn’t there some other nano-machine that would allow us to store digital data?' says Birney. Both of them start laughing—the answer was so obvious. 'We said: Duh! It’s going to be DNA.'" (source).

Now transformative technologies - that is, technologies that can potentially transform us - are under way in organic electronics... Read here.


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