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).


Is there no profit in keeping us well?

Carla N. Berg: There is an increasing cohort of leadership level voices working hard for constructive change in health and medicine-- a prime example being Eric Topol MD of Scripps who has used his several platforms to spread conversations involving the 'creative destruction' of medicine itself (look for his book about same on Amazon) or follow the hashstream #cdom on Twitter and note who contributes.

And for fans of change at a more localized level, see the increasing cohort of articulate docs at places like KevinMD, The HealthCare Blog (THCB), 33 Charts, Wing of Zock, and of course, our own site at participatorymedicine.org.

You are reminding me I need to make a list and share it! But do take heart -- the 'movement' for constructive change in healthcare really is gaining steam ;->
Society for Participatory Medicine (SPM) Group Discussion on LinkedIn
Society for Participatory Medicine (SPM) Group Discussion on LinkedIn


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