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 (

Studying genomics and quantitative biology at MIT (Part II)

Studying genomics and quantitative biology at MIT Part I

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For Part I, see here.

Week 5 is now live: gene expression and genomics with python & Eric Lander PhD. The first thing we get to learn in genomics and quantitative biology is the importance of patenting & patents ;-)

... and since we are talking about money...
"It would take 30 years for computers to get a million fold increase in speed. It takes you three days to get 300 billion letters of DNA... And now people have announced another factor five..."
(5 times quicker than 3 days!...)

Wainting for the $100 era..
 Maybe Asia (how about India?) is the right place for that -- & NOT the US...

DNA has a diameter of about 2.5 nanometers:
Name of the course: Quantitative Biology Workshop -- #QBWx on twitter. This MOOC is offered by edX & MIT.

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Ethics, Health and Death 2.0 a dit…

"In June of this year, the Chinese
produced the fastest computer in the world in terms of FLOPs, which is able to do 34 peta-FLOPs.
34 peta-FLOPs, that's like 10 to the 16th, 3 times 10 to the 16th, operations per second." Eric Lander, 7QBWx