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).


A life science recruiter: "My First MOOC Course from MIT"

 
Eric Lander PhD, Geneticist, MIT Professor

 Eric Lander PhD is the Instructor of MOOC MITx 7.00 "The Secret of Life - Intro to Biology"

http://clarksearch.com/about/


Ellen Clark is a Life Science Recruiter. She attended MITx 7.00 MOOC -- first session, March to June 2013. Actually the second session of this MOOC is ending in 10 days from now. Ellen tells us about her experience as a MOOC student.

I'm interested in this experience, as I'm a MOOC student too -- same MOOC, by the way, as described here (attending the second session)...

http://clarksearch.com/my-first-mooc-course-from-mit/

http://www.informationweek.com/software/how-to-make-a-mooc-mit-style/d/d-id/1109309

https://www.edx.org/course/mitx/mitx-7-00x-introduction-biology-secret-1014

https://www.facebook.com/700xIntroToBiology

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