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 ( 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 (

Not a scientist? Become one in four months with MIT 7.00x MOOC: "The Secret of Life", starting June 17, 2014. Enrol now, it's free!

MIT MOOC 7.00x "The Secret of Life"?! What's that?? To answer your question, here's the best read I was able to find:
This course will be live in June 2014! Enrol now!

Now, about my own experience: becoming gene savvy in four months?! How do you do that?

Healthcare consumers will need to become increasingly savvy regarding their genes...

Not a scientist? Become one in four months with MIT 7.00x MOOC: "The Secret of Life"
 (PDF Doc, 4 pages).

==> Software Tools that are being used for MIT Genomics courses: see here

Amazing!! With the help of this really "Awesome Sreenshot" software, I've been able to print each and every screen/page, with all the problem sets and midterm and final exams, including correction! 101 documents that will come in handy whenever I will feel like I need to review some or all of this stuff that gave me so much fun and challenge -- and that I came to love ;-)

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"Last May, with twin pledges of thirty million dollars, Harvard and M.I.T. jointly founded edX, a nonprofit MOOC company that works with a dozen colleges and universities, including U.C. Berkeley and Rice. EdX is organized as a confederation, with each member institution maintaining sovereignty over its MOOC production; Harvard’s line is called HarvardX. “This is our chance to really own it,” Rob Lue, a molecular- and cellular-biology professor who leads the program, told me."