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 (

Geonomics at the Hong-Kong Museum of science: the soybean genomic project (China-HK)

" Science News Corner of the Hong Kong Science Museum is an information centre for exhibiting scientific research projects of local universities, new discoveries and the latest technologies. It helps to keep the public informed of the latest science news.

Current Topic - Soybean Homecoming (13-04-2013 to 03-09-2013)

Soybean was first domesticated in China about 3,000 years ago. After being introduced to the United States in the 18th Century, it has been developed into an important cash crop worldwide due to its high nutritional and health value. Nonetheless, it also becomes one of the 'food crises' in its homeland, China. Owing to insufficient self-supply, China spends tens of billions of US dollars each year to import soybean (more than half of total global export). To expedite soybean research and breeding in China, scientists in Hong Kong, in collaboration with researchers in Shenzhen, have launched a large-scale soybean genomic project. They use the advanced deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) sequencing technology to demonstrate the biodiversity in wild soybeans and uncover useful genomic information therein. The ultimate goal is to strengthen the research on and sustainable cultivation of soybean in its 'home', China."

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