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 (

I'm The Real Girl Behind @cathcoste On Twitter

For those who would like to know who i am (what i do) and what motivates me, i wrote this little article on my antiquated blog:
First of all, i only take selfies when trying to wake-up (this is yesterday's selfie), and i'm quite obsessed with my nose which i don't like (had nose surgery when i was too young, would need another surgery now. Dunno about that though)

I used to be a teacher in middle and high school (foreign languages), and an executive assistant (or marketing), i'm almost fifty, and now working in real estate in Southern France (Pau). In my free time, i enjoy learning stuff, so i earned myself several MITx MOOCs certificates in biology and genomics. Also, i love writing fiction. Nobody can understand why i write science-fiction (my culture in sci-fi is almost non-existant), but i just finished writing a techno-medical thriller, action taking place in China ("Airpocalypse") and would like to write "made-in-China" sci-fi. My co-writer Isa and myself are trying to finish another sci-fi, Jesus CRISPR Superstar, French title: La Passion du CRISPR.

I have a great family, scattered around the world (France, NY, Malaysia), spending a lot of time interacting with those folks.

My husband keeps motivating me, he is my learn-new-things coach, so i'm now getting ready for third part of MITx Molecular Biology MOOC: Translation. After that, i'd like to learn more about bioinformatics and precision medicine...

I live in Pau (Southern France) and since i love Asia, getting ready for a 3-months-stay in Japan (spent a lot of time in China last year)... Since i'm interested in science people, twitter is a great way to build a virtual network allowing me to get updates about stuff i enjoy learning and writing about. When i was a teenager, i wanted to become a dancer, a choreographer, a surgeon or a writer. Nine fictional pieces in progress; some of them i write alone, some with the help of a co-writer...

I'm afraid there's nothing else to say (probably too busy retweeting scientific stuff).

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