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 ( to read them.

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Welcome. I'm a Freelance Journalist and a Networking Jedi

Dying Steve Jobs: "Biology and I.T. have merged." Time to learn about it.
Freelance journalist. Personal Genomics Advocate with strong social media skills.
Find me on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook.

Upcoming books (2016):
Doomsdare -- medical thriller (in 2 volumes).
Jesus CRISPR Superstar -- sci-fi.
Publishing house: British (Oxford, UK)

Disneyland Paris, Oct. 2014
Australia, January 2016
Anticipating the $100 genome era and the P4™ medicine revolution. P4 Medicine (Predictive, Personalized, Preventive, & Participatory): Catalyzing a Revolution from Reactive to Proactive Medicine.

2016: Fun MOOC - Institut Catholique de Paris (ICP) "Géopolitique de la Chine Contemporaine", by Prof. Emmanuel Lincot. 97% total score.

2015-2016: MIT - edX digital diploma Molecular Biology – Part 1: 7.28.1x "DNA Replication & Repair" (76% TOTAL SCORE), 7.28.2x Molecular Biology – Part 2: Transcription and Transposition (81 % TOTAL SCORE).

2013 - 2014: MIT - edX digital diplomas: 7.00x "The Secret of Life" (76% TOTAL SCORE) & 7.QBWx "Quantitative Biology Workshop" (90% TOTAL SCORE).

All things genomics.
Science = Perpetual Ascension.
Sci-fi writer: From the Broad Institute to Broadway?
Science & Society, Genomic Entertainment.

I graduated in German literature. Post-graduate teacher training at La Sorbonne University, Paris (1997/1998, 2006/2007). Master's degree in social market economy and traductology. As an undergraduate, I studied linguistics and didactics.
Work: sales & marketing assistant; middle & high school teacher, blogger.
Co-founder of the Atelier e-santé (France) with Jean-Michel Billaut.
MITx-EdX 7.00x, 7.28x, 7.28.1x certified. Genomics & Python.

Find me on Twitter @ #PWSYN - "The Patient Will See You Now", 2015 Medical Bestseller by Eric Topol MD.

My Medical Thriller, Airpocalypse, Will Be Out This Fall!

In Beijing, 2010
I wrote a med thriller to put my experience into fiction: how I got somebody out of prison in China. will be out this fall, French version.

"Forget Excel spreadsheets and thumb drives. World's data can be stored in 1 kg of DNA. My secretary can read data in DNA."

"I performed the first beating heart coronary artery bypass graft worldwide. Journalists wrote I'm the of cardiac surgery."

Me, Beijing, Dec. 2015
After "Fear and Trembling" in Japan, "Airpocalypse" in China

Own Your Data, Or Be Owned

One app to rule them all. In my upcoming med thriller : writer Jian Ping connecting the dots in Beijing.

"Medical establishment, moaning that the country's going to the dogs, sees itself as 's Bones." Lenoir, in thriller

Hype? Hope? Read about the tribulations of a French surgeon in in my upcoming medical thriller,
Surgeon shown on this pic: Atul Gawande. He is a wonderful writer, and also probably an equally gifted surgeon. I love his TED talks and his books (read all of them).

In my upcoming medical , , Mia is Lenoir's assistant. Sometimes she is lost in wonderland ;-)

Think you know what an organ transplant surgeon does? Think twice. In my upcoming medical , ...

In my upcoming med thriller Jian Ping is a writer / a maker.

Surgscope or Google? Lenoir, a French cardiac surgeon, is pondering things in his heart. Med

In upcoming med , Lenoir, a surgeon, is reflecting on anti-rejection drugs

Trying to reboot medicine? In my upcoming med thriller Airpocalypse, out this fall, FR version:

In my upcoming med thriller , "science is the only news" (Stewart Brand)