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).


Physicians please, stop asking me to help you make your own (1.0) website

(just because I'm writing a blog).

"My-own-website" is of no use... "My-own-website" sounds so "1.0", because... duh, we've entered the 2.0 era - please read Eric Topol MD's book "The Creative Destruction of Medicine", hashtag on Twitter: .

We don't need lonesome cow-boys on the web anymore, we need pit crews! Entrenched medicine era is (or should be) over! Why?? The answer is plain and simple (and a compelling mantra as a same time):

Anticipating the $100 genome era + the P4 medicine Revolution. Predictive Personalized Preventive Participatory. From Reactive to Proactive Medicine.

Instead of creating "your own 1.0 website",  you should update your LinkedIn page, take part to existing group conversations on LinkedIn, and/or initiate a new one. The hospital or the clinic or the company you work for have to promote you: they have to endorse your skills on your LinkedIn page (and your patients can do that too!).

As an example, may I suggest you take a look at Paul Sonnier's LinkedIn group "Digital Health". I think you can learn a lot in very little time re communication on this page. It is fueled with exciting news, insightful comments and discussions on a regular basis... Paul keeps the line alive... This is what you want to achieve - instead of creating a never-changing "website", with no updates at all or hardly any.

Plus everything's happening on Twitter now... You have to have a Twitter handle (account).

You should update your Twitter account and use (or create) hashtags, each time you send a message on Twitter.

Here are just a few hashtag ideas - these already exist, and I'm sure you'll find plenty of other hashtags to use... you'll even get to create some...


The healthcare system itself is being redesigned (reloaded) on Twitter! Looking for a job in healthcare? If you wanna make it happen, you'd better be very active (proactive) on Twitter...



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