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: Doomsdare, a medical thriller (action taking place in Beijing) Fall 2016; Jesus CRISPR Superstar, a sci-fi -- French title: La Passion du CRISPR (2017). Special thanks to Prof. Emmanuel Lincot, lawyer David Kilgour and Isabelle Provost for their help.

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).


How Hard Is Solve MIT Working To Change the World?






"Solving, not whining". Well, this is not even whining, this is ranting:

Generally speaking, trying to bust silos between Boston/Cambridge MA and California -- Harvard VS Stanford -- seems to be a full-time job. Almighty lobbies, cf. Volkswagen, Aaron Swartz (an MIT student), Big Pharma scandal(s), will win against intelligent people in the US (California, NY, Boston) if the latter are keeping among themselves, inside of their social and professional "silo" and competing against each other. By doing so, we are not leaving our comfort zone and auto-congratulating meetings will not change the world. Let's not forget that apart from California, NY & Boston, the USA is a less developed country, mostly made of uneducated, poor and armed people, ready to believe lobby crap. Geneticist J. Craig Venter says half of America is scientifically illiterate (and armed). When you are not educated, you think that genomics is evil. 

Will Solve MIT be live streaming their working sessions? If you do not educate, you will not change the world.

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