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: Doomsdare, a medical thriller (action taking place in Beijing) Fall 2016; Jesus CRISPR Superstar, a sci-fi -- French title: La Passion du CRISPR (2017). Special thanks to Prof. Emmanuel Lincot, lawyer David Kilgour and Isabelle Provost for their help.

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).


The Consumer Genetics Conference (CGC) in Boston September 25-27, 2013

"The Croods"
Who will help move the elephant of change at the Consumer Genetics Conference this week in Boston?

Sr. Marketing Manager at Cambridge Healthtech Institute
Champions for Direct-to-Consumer Genetics will Convene in Boston this week for Fifth Annual Consumer Genetics Conference

The Consumer Genetics Conference (CGC) is a one-of-a-kind event that draws together a dynamic community of scientists, clinicians, technology innovators, and patients to discuss the burning issues around the analysis and delivery of genomic results directly to patients and consumers. From September 25-27 in at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston, attendees will hear about disruptive diagnostic technologies, cognitive barriers to patients (and medical professionals), ethical/regulatory/privacy issues, the thorny issue of reimbursement, and the challenges of building relationships to realize the potential of personal genomics and individualized medicine. CGC provides an opportunity for all stakeholders to come together at one venue, share viewpoints and engage in an honest dialogue, and together learn how to move the elephant of change.

Keynote presentations include:

"Consumers in the Lab and the Clinic: My Daughter's DNA...and Every Little Thing About Her"
Hugh Young Rienhoff, Jr., M.D., Director, MyDaughtersDNA.org

"Consumer Genomics: From Niche to Mainstream"
Spencer Wells, Ph.D., Explorer-in-Residence and Director, The Genographic Project, National Geographic Society

http://www.consumergeneticsconference.com

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