Scientific MOOCs follower. Author of Airpocalypse, a techno-medical thriller (Spring 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 (http://www.videolan.org) 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 (http://www.videolan.org).


Organ Trafficking Inc, a very successful conglomerate gone global

Got transplant surgeons in my family. They say organ trafficking has gone global. Talk to them about the "transplant media hype"! They say, to start with, a transplant is not a cure... "The same MEDIA that does not hang on the big clock the OTHER SIDE OF THE COIN"...

A friend of mine, a dancer, lives in India. She wrote to me yesterday:

Claim Thai military trafficking Rohingya refugees

"There are new allegations that the Thai navy is involved in the human trafficking of Rohingya Muslims trying to flee religious violence in western Myanmar. The ABC has tracked down Rohingya Muslims in Malaysia who claim they were intercepted, brutally beaten and then sold to traffickers by the Thai military." (source). This minority is composed of 800.000 Muslim people persecuted by Buddhists (the army) in Myanmar... 800.000 generous organ donors... How wonderful is that...

"Sais-tu que des musulmans persécutés en Birmanie sont réfugiés au Bangladesh, pays musulman ? Il y a des Bangalis musulmans, les Rohyngas, qui migrent aux USA en disant qu’ils sont persécutés par des Bouddhistes birmans et thaïlandais qui les vendent comme esclaves. En fait ce sont des Bangalis lambdas, qui veulent migrer aux US ou en Malaisie, et utilisent la misère des Rohyngas exploités.
En Birmanie, il y aurait donc un nouvel Hitler... cet Hitler est islamophobe et en veut aux 800.000 Royingas... la minorité la plus persécutée au monde en ce moment ?" 


Shana Swart lives in Johannesburg... You should get to see what she has to say about organ trafficking in South Africa, the place where the lives. Just Google "organ trade South Africa"...

Pic: Israeli military admits to organ harvesting

500 Kidneys Taken From Job Seekers Diverted by Flourishing Transplant Robbery Racket in New Delhi, India
"Lured by the promise of finding work, hundreds of people in India have instead lost their kidneys. Some of the victims had been taken to a clinic in Gurgaon, just outside New Delhi, where they were reportedly knocked out by injection, and then learned they were missing a kidney when they awoke. In late January of this year, police raided the clinic as part of an effort to break up an organ transplant racket that authorities believe may have sold as many as 500 kidneys.
This illegal ring, one of the most extensive ever uncovered, highlights the desperate need for organs. In the United States alone, more than 98,000 patients are currently listed with the United Network for Organ Sharing; but only about 26,000 received transplants between January and November 2007." Souce: nature.com

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