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 (

3D printed spare (human) parts - Les premiers reins imprimés en 3D viennent de Chine

Once transplanted homo sapiens (Frankenstein), then repared and upgraded homo digitus (Cyborgs).

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"Commercial hand prostheses with articulating fingers have become quite advanced. These new devices in some cases have properties exceeding our human hands, for example, being able to rotate a screwdriver indefinitely in one direction. But with the technological complexity comes a financial cost, as these devices sell for tens of thousands of dollars. Joel Gibbard, an engineer in the UK, is working on a much cheaper solution that you can help turn into a real product." 

"A team from eastern China has successfully printed a series of living kidneys. This is a huge step forward in the quest for 3D printed replacement organs."

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