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).


Meeting With My Mentor (UK Publishing House)

I've decided to write sci-fi. 3 projects under development, but I'm not a native English speaker (French and German native speaker). So this idea to publish English books (3 fictions) was kind of making me totally stressed.

Had lunch (Publishing houses love throwing lunch and dinner parties with their authors, don't they?) with my "mentor", Jon. He is British, has a university background in life science and 3 MBAs -- one in Finance, one in Project Management and the other one, I don't remember the specialization, but he also mentioned PRINCE II in the process. He is an expert in sci-fi, and seems to be quite strict. I was rather impressed by his culture and nervous (my sci-fi culture is obviously deficient), but we ended up getting along quite well. I'm very grateful for the mentoring in sci-fi (clearly lacking expertise here), and for the guidance in the proofreading process and all...

Already working with a professional book cover designer, so... yes, the whole thing is more or less getting real I guess...

Still have a lot to learn, and this is only the beginning of the adventure... Will be meeting with my mentor in France (Chatou, Paris area) and in Oxford UK. BTW, I just love that Blackwell's bookstore in Oxford...

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