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 ( 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 (

We are a software (our DNA) making its own hardware (proteins, cells). Technologic.

"'Buy It?!?' Wait. You guys wanna patent genes? But we cannot invent around living material... A gene is not a molecule, for some kind of drug. Plus, Vanessa, we are just getting started with that cool gene editing tool, CRISPR Castor... Writing or rewriting genes is not as easy as you think it is... I mean, it's more difficult to write genes than to read them... You should be careful with that gene writing thing, that CRISPR the platypus..."
"- It's not Vanessa; it's Ferbnessa, dad. It's not a platypus, it's a castor. Now, can you leave us alone? ... Dad? Dad??! Are you... errrr... 'dancing'? Sigh. OK, Ferb. One more time, *without* my dad..."

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