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).

Genomic and Precision Medicine: UCSF MOOC (started April 14, 2014)


1 commentaire:

Ethics, Health and Death 2.0 a dit…

Just got started with my new online course (MOOC) from UCSF. They want to outdo MIT, lol! So the MIT course I took last year said you needed a score of 60% to earn a passing grade, and you needed an average of 6-7 hours of work per week -- they changed that into 14-20 hours per week on Week 2, cuz pple wrote in the discussion forum of the course that it took them much longer than that to review course material and do the assessment part; well for me it was full time ++ job...

Now we have a UCSF course (MOOC) for doctors (physicians, health practitioners) to learn about genomic medicine, and as doctors already know everything, right, this course will only ask 2 or 4 hours per week of their precious time. Wanna earn a passing grade? You need a total score of... wait for it... 70% (yes we CAN outdo you, MIT!)

Why not say this course will only take a few minutes of your time each week?... Seriously, guys... This is gonna be full time for me again... 7 weeks...


By the way, it's very interesting and I like the ergonomy of this course...