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).


"Make a touch screen desk that allows students to bring their own personal genome data into the classroom"

Now this truly is (would be) Creative Destruction of Medicine (#CDoM). Found this very moving. Thank you Jason...
 
Chief Social Media Officer at Flex-Plan Services, Inc.

http://ilearntechnology.com/?tag=teaching
"I want to revolutionize the Traditional Public School Desk. I have been on this journey for some time. I will make sure to read the article you shared above when my busy season slows down, but here's my point, and I'm willing to share it with anyone that wants to jump on the band wagon:

Make a touch screen desk that allows students to bring their own personal genome data into the classroom. Once students are able to have a science class that is specific to them, they will pay better attention and will share it with their family. While working as a part time private school science teacher, I discovered that 5th graders are probably the best place to start introducing high concept biotech classes mingled with personal health class.

The technology is simple enough for them to understand what they are made of; making the class personalized, preventative, predictive, and participatory (P4 Medicine - Institute of Systems Biology Seattle). If students can see the genome for what it is and what it currently LACKS, it could give these students a goal for their high school and college studies. It also compounds the interest for Crowd Sourcing Data. The generation that shares the most will benefit the most. Forget the potential scare tactics. Tell the students aging is a disease we can cure and you will have their attention. That conversation will lead to the Ethics topics on over population and renewable resources. It's a win win if people STOP WELCOMING THE RAPTURE.

Let's care for ourselves and our planet. Let's get on the bandwagon to make people believe that they can live a healthy life, not a cookie cutter life. I don't want to make everyone look the same, I want to give everyone a healthy immune system that functions correctly. If I can give my friends and family members with Parkinson's, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Cancer and MS a better quality of life, I will. But we need to share our information to get there. We all hold the keys to this destination, and the map has already been created. This is what 23&me is doing - and they will get it right, hopefully."

Source: LinkedIn

BREAKING: FDA orders 23andMe to halt sales of DNA test kit Manager's Choice.
 
Head of Digital Health Strategy at Popper and Company, Founder, 21,000+ member Digital Health group on LinkedIn.

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