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 (

23andMe, the FDA and The Big Bang Theory

"23andMe: Here's how I got diagnosed with some terminal illness but was able to debug this diagnosis and got my health back"

23andMe case: should medical information (data) be kept by specialists or is it up to the patient to learn how to decode his own data/information? MOOCs in genomics will give the tools to patients if they want to do their own (genomic) risk management, instead of trusting blindly -- which can be the biggest risk of all...

Remember it took 24 years to the FDA to approve HIV tests outside of hospital. How many avoidable and unnecessary HIV infections during those 24 years?

Intéressant cas avec 23andMe : Faut-il réserver l'information médicale aux spécialistes ou le patient doit-il apprendre à la décoder lui même ?
Traduction en anglais :

Une autre histoire à mettre en balance : la FDA a mis 24 ans pour approuver les tests HIV en dehors du circuit hospitalier ; combien de contaminations supplémentaires cela a causé ?

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