Scientific MOOCs follower. Author of Airpocalypse, a techno-medical thriller (Out Summer 2017)

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 ( 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 (

Irreproductibility in science: "A 500,000 USD research project is 50,000 times less reliable than a 20 USD memory stick that you can buy in a computer store!"

Which is a tragedy...

Tim Gardner's new startup RIFFYN is addressing this problem! -> hope :-)

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"The industrial revolution of genetic engineering: synthetic biology. Let's start building the future! Tim Gardner's Keynote at The First Day of Tomorrow 2014 Paris, April 18. Hash tag FDOT14. The application of industrial measurement systems is the next frontier in synbio. Next frontier in #SynBio applying industrial measurement & quality, even during the research process #Gardner #Riffyn. 3D printing of stem cells."