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 (

Digital Doctoring And The 2.0 Deontology Theory

Deontology 2.0

When prescribing a mobile app to monitor your health is the best thing your physician can do for you (and for the cost of healthcare):  Eric Topol MD, cardiologist: "Now the information is going to the patient, not to the doctor".

Watch the BBC 60 min show "Monitor me" and (cardiologist) Eric Topol MD's segment at 21.30: a medical revolution that seems so obvious, plain and simple... It will stimulate your mind with this mind boggling question: why is this "monitoring" medicine not becoming the standard instead of the exception??
Our health care system is NOT patient-centered. Medicine as we know it is entrenched: doctors are lonesome cowboys, which has proved inadequate: we need pit crews instead (and forget about the cowboy crap!). Now if you listen to this MD (to me he sounds like T'pol in "Star Trek DS9" TV show), you'll understand why medicine 1.0 is in a crisis. The answer is plain and simple: healthcare should be patient-centered, not Big Pharma&Biotech-centered... My body, my data... Oh, by the way: ever heard of Paris (France) fablab "La Paillasse"? If not,this video is worth your while! (You can activate the subtitles in English: see menu bar at bottom of video.) Making custom DNA on demand, printing DNA, sequencing tumour DNA from cancer patients, then providing data analysis to tell them whether a specific drug or treatment will work...  possible and feasable (read)... Is biology's May 68 happening now? (read). According to NerdWallet, patients can use the ultimate "NerdWallet" tool to compare health cost and quality care for the top 170 procedures in the U.S. in over 3000 hospitals... Aaaand the "2.0 Deontology" theory is... getting real?

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NerdWallet enters the health space with new hospital-comparison tool

"NerdWallet has already launched its first product, a hospital comparison tool. As recent press reports show, costs vary wildly between hospitals and health clinics. Patients know exactly how much they will pay for a carton of milk, but when it comes to surgical procedures, they are in the dark.

NerdWallet is attempting to rectify this problem — its new tool pulls data, released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. According to NerdWallet, patients can use the tool to compare health cost and quality care for the top 170 procedures in the U.S. in over 3000 hospitals."

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