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).


Work In Progress... Please Keep Your Safety Helmet On

Should I close this blog or not? To be or not to be?
Well, imagine Michael Jackson or Mister Spock (yes, I told you, I'm crazy I believe in ghosts) chancing upon this blog... It is old, outdated, not sexy, and I want to write about genomic entertainment. Looks like this blog might not be fit for the task.

So yesterday I decided to close it. Dying Steve Jobs himself told me (end of 2010) that this blog was "stupid".

Let's look at the alternatives:

Something like that?

http://www.explainxkcd.com/wiki/index.php/1613 

Yeah. In my dreams. Data (or numbers) geekery is not my thing (I wish!!), just some kind of a literageek (loving words).

OK. I'm a dinosaur, albeit partially. A mutant dinosaur.

Working with 1.0 tools (took loads of notes during my MITx MOOCs)...
Post-it notes!!! Will make Mister Spock mock me; not rock me.

On the other hand, this tiny flash drive is storing all of the lectures, tests and quizzes (thank you, Awesome Screenshot) from MITx 7.00x, 7.QBWx, 7.28x Part 1 & 2.
 
"Be Yourself, Be Unique, Be A Monster!"
Revamping this blog? Updating it will become more complicated.
A blog with no updates is a dead thing. (Ghoul's Alive!)

I'll ask my friend Dalya, she created this beautiful website for another friend of mine, a paintress. Actually, I connected both one year ago. The result is brilliant: in China they love the paintings and the website.

http://valerie-cabaret.com

Maybe Dalya can design something that will be the right thing for genomic entertainment?... Now I'm dreaming of some kind of a freaky fusion between XKCD and girly design ... Also, would love to do podcasts and interviews, write articles... Genomic entertainment should be entertaining and educational at the same time, and give doctors and patients "tough love" (quoting artist and health care activist Regina Holliday here).

Giving doctors and surgeons tough love. Sounds like some kind of serious comedy material...


Genomic entertainment?
Work In Progress... You can keep your safety helmet on...

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