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 (

Cell Haiku

#cellhaiku by Catherine Coste, inspired by Nina Tandon.
I am an IT & Cell Architect
Circuitry of human cells
Analog to
Digital technology.

I am a maker 
With a biocomputer. 
Chip on your shoulder?
Put it in a cell. Human on chip.

Yesterday I grew
Snippets of code
From my RNA.
When I grow old
Snippets of organs
Will grow
From my DNA.

« I want you to engineer a molecule. »
My body cells
Coding in

Love as
A mechemical
Snippets of bugs, 
Code on fire, hug & mug:
Snug bucket list
Of chemicals
Scripting in Java
C++ Signature Claws
Of Schrödinger’s cat
Speaking snake language
Phishing lies
Fishing apples.

The sun 
Will learn 
From my 

Replicating in
The Social Network.

Hype Filter, Anyone?

"Cracking The Code"

Already a bestseller in Australia!

Cracking The Code

Pioneers. May The Force Be With You

Cracking The Code; then: Fixing The Code. Stay tuned.

"Cracking The Code" is already a bestseller in Australia. This book has been published by Randome House Books

Exploring (My) Personal Genomics

Cracking The (DNA) Code Market

And my business model would be: ownership of medical data by the patient:

"Precision Medicine: Unlocking Biological Mysteries"

This outstanding webinar just took place. If you want to know if whole exome (WES) or whole genome (WGS) should be sequenced (and which is best), and if healthy people should also get their genome sequenced, and gain insight into patients' stories (how genomics could help them)... look no further. Dr. Elizabeth Worthey talked about children who had their genome sequenced either on time (and it helped find a cure for them) or too late (heartbreaking stories, you've been warned)...

"Surgeons Smash Records with Pig-to-Primate Organ Transplants"