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 (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).


23andMe and Udacity Partner to Offer A Free Online Genetics Course


MOOC.org: Google & edX Create YouTube For Online Learning - See more at: http://www.viralblog.com/trends-innovations/mooc-google-edx-create-youtube-for-online-learning/#sthash.VHkyC4WF.dpuf
MOOC.org: Google & edX Create YouTube For Online Learning - See more at: http://www.viralblog.com/trends-innovations/mooc-google-edx-create-youtube-for-online-learning/#sthash.VHkyC4WF.dpuf

23andMe and Udacity Partner to Offer A Free Online Genetics Course

23andMe and Udacity today announced a new online course entitled “Tales from the Genome: Adventures in DNA, Identity, and Health,” a Massive Open Online Course (“MOOC”) directed at genetics.  According to the website, students will learn about “fundamental principles of inheritance, gene expression, mutation and variation, development of simple and complex biological traits, human ancestry and evolution, and the acquisition of personal genetic information.”  The class is labeled as being aimed at beginners.
Although not announced on the Udacity website, the course will be available beginning on September 30, 2013.
The 'Tales from the Genome' class will be taught by Matthew Cook, Lauren Castellano, Joanna Mountain (of 23andMe), and Uta Francke (also of 23andMe).  For more information, see the press release at Market Watch ('23andMe and Udacity Launch Introductory Human Genetics Course').
MOOCs are rapidly becoming a way to supplement your knowledge or take that class that you wish you’d been able to take in college.  They are typically condensed and not as detailed as a traditional university course, but allows thousands of students access to world-class professors and content.  Other MOOC platforms include Coursera and edX."

Can you imagine a YouTube platform for learning? Professors doing their live streams and videos on demand for a global audience? Or will it be an iTunes alike format, in which the professor gets 30-50% revenue share for each participant or download?
Will this cut universities out of the value chain? Let’s explore more.

Google to Create YouTube for Online Learning?

MOOC stands for “massive open online courses”. Google will work on the core platform development with leading experts from many edX partner institutions, including MIT, Harvard, UC Berkeley, Stanford, University of Western Australia, University of Queensland, and Tsinghua University.
- See more at: http://www.viralblog.com/trends-innovations/mooc-google-edx-create-youtube-for-online-learning/#sthash.VHkyC4WF.dpuf
 Are you planning to take the course?  Have you taken a MOOC before?

http://www.viralblog.com/trends-innovations/mooc-google-edx-create-youtube-for-online-learning
Can you imagine a YouTube platform for learning? Professors doing their live streams and videos on demand for a global audience? Or will it be an iTunes alike format, in which the professor gets 30-50% revenue share for each participant or download?
Will this cut universities out of the value chain? Let’s explore more.

Google to Create YouTube for Online Learning?

MOOC stands for “massive open online courses”. Google will work on the core platform development with leading experts from many edX partner institutions, including MIT, Harvard, UC Berkeley, Stanford, University of Western Australia, University of Queensland, and Tsinghua University.
- See more at: http://www.viralblog.com/trends-innovations/mooc-google-edx-create-youtube-for-online-learning/#sthash.VHkyC4WF.dpuf

MOOC.org: Google & edX Create YouTube For Online Learning

Google and edX announced the launch of a new, open source online learning platform called MOOC.org How will it disrupt the education industry?
- See more at: http://www.viralblog.com/trends-innovations/mooc-google-edx-create-youtube-for-online-learning/#sthash.AFBXWqgu.dpuf

MOOC.org: Google & edX Create YouTube For Online Learning

Google and edX announced the launch of a new, open source online learning platform called MOOC.org How will it disrupt the education industry?
- See more at: http://www.viralblog.com/trends-innovations/mooc-google-edx-create-youtube-for-online-learning/#sthash.AFBXWqgu.dpuf

MOOC.org: Google & edX Create YouTube For Online Learning

Google and edX announced the launch of a new, open source online learning platform called MOOC.org How will it disrupt the education industry?
- See more at: http://www.viralblog.com/trends-innovations/mooc-google-edx-create-youtube-for-online-learning/#sthash.1NAkC1rA.dpuf

MOOC.org: Google & edX Create YouTube For Online Learning

Google and edX announced the launch of a new, open source online learning platform called MOOC.org How will it disrupt the education industry?
- See more at: http://www.viralblog.com/trends-innovations/mooc-google-edx-create-youtube-for-online-learning/#sthash.AFBXWqgu.dpuf

MOOC.org: Google & edX Create YouTube For Online Learning

Google and edX announced the launch of a new, open source online learning platform called MOOC.org How will it disrupt the education industry?
- See more at: http://www.viralblog.com/trends-innovations/mooc-google-edx-create-youtube-for-online-learning/#sthash.1NAkC1rA.dpuf

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