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).


Family hopes genome test will help cure girl's mystery disease

Very impressed by this story.

"When scientists first assembled a draft of the human genome in 2000, they hoped sequencing technology could revolutionize medicine by revealing the genetic underpinnings of all sorts of ailments. Since then, the cost of reading the 3 billion DNA letter pairs that make up a person's genetic blueprint has plummeted from hundreds of millions of dollars to about $1,000. It used to take months; now, technicians can get a read in about a day."

Reading Lilly's fiction right now... Understanding various gene mutations happening in same disease in as much patients as we can: this is how we'll find crucial help curing the disease. Same disease patients will have a lot of genome data sharing work to do... This is the way genome sequencing works when it comes to helping modeling new drugs... If the drug does not target enough gene mutations, the disease will come back...

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Low-Coste Innovation Blog a dit…

"When scientists first assembled a draft of the human genome in 2000, they hoped sequencing technology could revolutionize medicine by revealing the genetic underpinnings of all sorts of ailments.

Since then, the cost of reading the 3 billion DNA letter pairs that make up a person's genetic blueprint has plummeted from hundreds of millions of dollars to about $1,000. It used to take months; now, technicians can get a read in about a day."

Low-Coste Innovation Blog a dit…

Very moving... "This is a marathon — it's not a sprint”

— Steve Grossman, Lilly's dad