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).


MIT Quantitative Biology Workshop: Tackling the genetics of cancer means you need to tackle big data. Wanna give it a try?


What are the ghouls up to, this time? Oh, I can see they are helping French student Rochelle review some cool biology stuff from MIT MOOC 7.00x "The Secret of Life"! This course will be live again in June 2014... Enrol now!!  Actually, the ghouls have already completed this clawsome course (see here). It was literally to die for! Now, it looks like they are getting ready for something else...
Why on earth would Rochelle be reading stuff about computer coding on her Fiendle?? Procedural languages are really not her thing... Looks like she wanna give it a try, though... Welcome to the digital era of biology!... Tackling the genetics of cancer means you need to tackle big data... "This is gonna be no Freaknik," says Rochelle to her ghoulfriends. "- Looks like fun!," says Abbey Bominable.
Aaaaaall riiight, then. Got it. MonsterHigh Institute of Tech Salem Ghoul students (MIT studs'n ghouls) are getting ready for... this: 


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