I'm the author of Airpocalypse, a medical thriller


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.


I am an early adopter of scientific MOOCs. 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? Imagine all the people sharing their data...

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).


Your whole life is online, and that might be used against you!



"How would you feel if your primary care provider looked at your Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter activities to get to know you better? What if they could use your social media activity to make better health recommendations for you?
Over the next four years, the home and personal health monitoring market is expected to grow to a whopping 170 million devices by the year 2017 according to a market study by GigaOM Pro. Everywhere you turn you can see people with fitness tracking devices like from FitBit, Nike, Jawbone and others. These devices generate gigabytes worth of health information – information that is valuable to the person wearing the device, but to many others as well."

Privacy vs Health. Would you make the trade? – Feb 11th Chat

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