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).


"We are moving toward a borderless world in which electrons and electromagnetic waves will carry digitized information. Borne upon those waves of information, life will move at the speed of light."

"We are moving toward a borderless world in which electrons and electromagnetic waves will carry digitized information. Borne upon those waves of information, life will move at the speed of light."
“We are moving toward a borderless world in which electrons and electromagnetic waves will carry digitized information here, there and everywhere. Borne upon those waves of information, life will move at the speed of light.”

Recognized explicitly by Venter, the “real prize” is the development of the biotech century’s designer bacteria, which shall be “tailored to deal with pollution or to absorb excess carbon dioxide or even meet future fuel needs” (p. 77-78). With the world disadvantaged regions facing an inadequate supply of fuel – the most precious resource heralding all economic activity – it is time for the greater numbers of humanity to embrace the infinite pastures of synthetic biology. No book makes this case better than Life at the Speed of Light.
http://hplusmagazine.com/2013/12/31/book-review-life-at-the-speed-of-light-by-j-craig-venter-2013/

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