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: 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?

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).


BREAKING: Death Of Brain Death

Couple of reasons for this:

- "Cadaveric organ donation"-- brain death = death. Truth is: we dunno for sure. They say they can transplant people thanks to "cadaveric" organ donation. But what really happens when you get to ingest cadaver is ebola. Not really a life saver -- mortality rate of ebola: 60%. Transplant surgeons are no Harry Potter wizards. They need live organs they can transplant to live people.

- Artificial Intelligence: Wao. Check this out:

IBM launches functioning brain-inspired chip

"Operates at 46 billion 'synaptic operations' per second per watt; 100 trillion 'synapses' planned, matching the approximate number in the human brain."


"Brain death," when you can get a brain-inspired chip with "1 million programmable neurons?" L.O.L.





http://www.kurzweilai.net/ibm-launches-functioning-brain-inspired-chip

http://asmarterplanet.com/blog/2014/08/introducing-brain-like-chip-revolutionize-computing.html

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