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 (

Genomic entertainment: from the Broad Institute to Broadway?

If you think that MIT genomics Professor Eric Lander and TONY Nominated B'way Producer Michael J. Moritz Jr. -- 2014 GRAMMY Nom - Matilda OBC, Music Director -- have nothing in common and will never interact, think twice. Biotech and Broadway, from the Broad Institute (MIT) to Broadway, genomic entertainment hitting Broadway, "Human Genome Project" the musical... Let's see...

I'm a big fan of "Matilda" the musical. Saw it in London, NY (Broadway), humming the tunes... Loved the story of this bookworm child, how it was told and staged. I'm also a MOOC student, a MOOC worm, so to speak. A great fan of MITx MOOC courses on edX MOOC platform. So I was wondering the other day: why not merge both? Now, imagine a musical about brilliant MOOC worms (profs and studs)... From the Broad Institute to Broadway? This could be serious fun. This would be... the first piece of genomic entertainment ever... hitting Broadway?

Matilda the Musical, Shubert Theatre, June 3, 2014

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