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 (

Society for Participatory Medicine: "We're still on the paternalism train. Driven by a 150YO steam locomotive"

Casey Quinlan  
"There's been a firestorm of discussion on the Society for Participatory Medicine email boards - we're ranging from 'FDA are idiots' to '23andMe acted like they were above regulation,' and everything in between.

My personal opinion is that the FDA is attempting to nail the barn door shut when the horse is two counties over, and running fast. I agree that DNA testing, and medical products that grow from that, need to be scientifically rigorous and subject to clear regulations. However, and I have to say typically, the FDA's language seems to parse into 'consumers are too stupid to understand the data you deliver, 'cause they're not MDs.'

We're still on the paternalism train. Driven by a 150YO steam locomotive ... "
Source: LinkedIn  

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