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).


The Eternal Jewdi



 (by Catherine Coste)

I am the Eternal Jew
Wandering in Doctors’ Death Valley
Waiting rooms in hospitals
Waiting to see my local Doctor
I am Ahasver 
I know Wounded Valley
Like the palm of my soul.

Keep looking for the disease
Do not treat the pain
As it is the pain that will lead to the disease
Find the disease first,
Then take care of the pain.

I am the Eternal Jew
Of Chronic Pain
Bouncing and drifting
Silently pacing
From exam to exam
Useless, expensive
Invasive
Pacing and waiting
I am the Eternal Jew
I chose Death over
Careless love
But...

Death ridiculed me:
“Don’t look askance.
Find the pathway
Of your chronic pain
Or disease,
You can.

Death Valley is
Not in your genes.
Find the mutation
Crack the code
Fix it.

Do it,
You must.
Judas,
You are not.
The Eternal
Jewdi,
You are.”

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