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.

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"Homo Possessus" Mindmap #Ghost

I've always been interested in ghosts... in their anatomy ... you don't get to see a ghost for no reason, do you?

Ghosts are everywhere... churches... can you imagine anywhere else?...

Ever wondered if a romance between a living human and a ghost was possible? And if so, don't you think it's a challenging kind of love? Imagine a beautiful ghost comes for you... I mean, that boy girl dating... Now imagine this ghost is a beautiful young female.... Yes, I said: beautiful...

But she looks sooo unhappy... 

Now you feel compelled to ask - or let's just say curiosity impels you to ask, but this is clearly understating that frightened you, standing in front of a ghost having her mood all over the place: "Oh my God what happened???"

And then you don't really know if this has happened in the past or is about to happen now...

So you're just standing around, baffled...  It occurs to you that the ghost too may be baffled... probably by the idea that a living human can see her... And then, one thing leading to another, you start thinking about what you could do to make that ghost a little bit happier... which, from an outside perspective, might look like this:

But before you go all the way inside of this gorgeous ghost girl, please do keep one thing in mind: the worst of having a romance with a ghost is that it will leave you so utterly unromantic reflexions about some of the living... some of the living you know or that you thought you knew...

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