I'm the author of Airpocalypse, a medical thriller


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 (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).


Canadian computer game that lets anyone contribute to #genomics scientific research

La e-santé par Jean-Michel Billaut

Ex. of homemade medical devices from around the world

Medicine needs a monstrous data reboot

http://dilbert.com/strips/comic/2013-09-26/


http://www.deviantart.com/art/Custom-Monster-High-Doll-Two-Headed-Ghoul-338056185

Apple Health Inc. looking for app developers worldwide

Regina Holliday: "The Graphic Interface"




"If you think you could help develop this into an app which everyone can use. If you are a company, university, that could bring this to fruition please contact me."

 


Open edX: thanks to Google, you'll soon be able to create your MOOC

Google fonce, bille en tête : avec Open edX, Google offrira début 2014 le moyen open source de créer un #MOOC sur mooc.org http://j.mp/-opened via Jean Michel Billaut

The future of Personal Health Records

How can citizens bring new concepts to  #MedX see if the interest (& backers) is there?



"A completely new way of recording and saving your own Personal Health Record centred around you the patient and not how the medical healthcare industry wants you to see your information. It focuses on a visual human body that can be adjusted to suit men, women young and old, even if English is not your language. Information can be sent to you from your doctor, dentist, your hospital which 3DVC then converts to add to your medical record to give you a high level overview of you! Don't worry, all detailed information is held in the background for use by the medical profession and you decide what you want to share with them. Visual communication aides which can be used in any industry where complex tasks need to be completed by groups of workers where language barriers or noise can be a problem. It is also designed to take into consideration the next generation of computer gadgets, such as Google glasses and future development with the X-box Kinect."

My body, my data, right? Ever heard of the "Homo Possessus" fiction?

Do we own our own body (and genes and organs?) A book series about people and who owns them. The "Homo Possessus" fan page on FB is aimed at knowledge sharing for all and by all, so your contribution is welcome and wanted! Please, come take a look, and why not like and share!
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Medicine and science are transforming mankind (homo sapiens). I'm writing a book series about people and who owns them, about cyberpunks, bio hackers, DIY Bio. Digital devices, sensors, big and small data, genomics, 3D printing, bioengineering, organ replacement technologies (and donation and trafficking): what do WE THE PEOPLE have to say about this?

#Gamification in #MedicalResearch has parallel in early software coding on compilers

Stanford Medicine X is a catalyst for new ideas about the future of medicine and emerging technologies




http://im4pbs.sharedby.co/share/RKmdXZ



"We've been trying to fix the system for years, we need to engage people who work in the system to help change it," says a Doc.

Genomic Musical Hitting Broadway!


"Homo Possessus": Do we own our own body (and genes and organs)? Will this be the first Genomic Musical ever?

https://www.facebook.com/possessus

Do we own our own body (and genes and organs?) A book series about people and who owns them. Medicine and science are transforming mankind (homo sapiens). I'm writing a book series about people and who owns them, about cyberpunks, bio hackers, DIY Bio. Digital devices, sensors, big and small data, genomics, 3D printing, bioengineering, organ replacement technologies (and donation and trafficking): what do WE THE PEOPLE have to say about this?

In Dec. 2010, I've met with transplant patient Steve Jobs and we got started on this...

"Homo Possessus" Project. The Book - The Movie - The Musical.

Follow on Facebook:

==> https://www.facebook.com/possessus

#P4medicine Revn. Predictive Personalized Preventive Participatory. From Reactive to Proactive Medicine.
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DNA is a profoundly digital molecule

I'm super proud of this one! Thanks, @portablegenomic!

http://paper.li/portablegenomic

Had a great time following Stanford MedicineX for 3 days! Outstanding event, great people, fantastic communication skills, no doubt patients' hearts all over the US have been beating faster over the past few days...

Medtronic's artificial pancreas gets FDA approval

Toronto doctor develops "O.R. black box" to catch potentially deadly surgical errors

Whole genome sequencing, really?

Steve Jobs left a legacy for personalized medicine

#googleglass is natural evolution for surgery


GeneChip - measuring every gene in the #genome

"We make searching the genome as easy as finding a Starbucks around the corner"

"Enterprise Genome Mapping Software for personalized medicine - specializing in the security and visualization of personal genetic data.

DNA Guide leverages a mapping technology used by the defense and telecommunications industry to distribute personal mobile genome maps and reports at the point of care. We make searching the genome as easy as finding a Starbucks around the corner."


http://dnaguide.blogspot.fr 



0.008% of global worldwide population have access to scientific articles. The world is not a knowledge democraty.

Link to MedX Stanford livestream Sunday 29/09/2013: #medx #MedX

http://medicinex.stanford.edu/medicine-x-2013-livestream



No doubt Steve Jobs would have loved this...




The Medicine X core conference kicked off yesterday, and today’s events has just begun with a keynote speech from Maryland high school student Jack Andraka. At age 15, Andraka created a novel paper sensor that detects pancreatic, ovarian and lung cancer in five minutes and costs a mere three cents. Andraka’s outstanding talk, titled "On curiosity, open source research, and the new scientist," has just made me cry...  tears of hope - hope that things will change... For now, 90% of scientific journals online have paywalls... Read about Jack Andraka at MedicineX Stanford here and here.

The Medicine X core conference kicked off yesterday, and today’s events begin with a keynote speech from Maryland high school student Jack Andraka. At age 15, Anraka created a novel paper sensor that detects pancreatic, ovarian and lung cancer in five minutes and costs a mere three cents.
Andraka’s talk, titled “On curiosity, open source research, and the new scientist,”
- See more at: http://scopeblog.stanford.edu/2013/09/28/live-tweeting-jack-andrakas-medicine-x-keynote/#sthash.YJAzTWG1.dpuf
"Science should be a basic human right". Jack Andraka


==> The Student's blog: "Science shouldn’t be a luxury ; Knowledge shouldn’t be a commodity"

==> http://iq.intel.com/iq/40033957/do-you-know-jack-a-look-inside-a-young-scientist-s-cancer-discovery

Please Donate Your Data!

India is positioned to be the global leader on innovating in telemedicine

"Medical students can earn academic credit for editing medical content on Wikipedia."

"UC San Francisco soon will be the first U.S. medical school at which medical students can earn academic credit for editing medical content on Wikipedia."

Information coach a new job for the future. Help us weed out the stupid things

The History of Genetics

"Scientific journals should be as accessible as pop culture"

Meet MedX e-vangelizing or Tweet-vangelizing Lisa Fields a the Stanford MedX Conference


#MedX The Future of Healthcare


"Prognosis: Your Diagnosis" - Dr House for Doctors

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- #1 ranked medical app with over 1,500,000 downloads !
- Featured in Discover Magazine as 'Dr House for Doctors'
- Winner of the prize for the Best Health App at the World Summit Awards for Mobile Apps, 2012

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/prognosis-your-diagnosis/id392489854?mt=8

Kaiser Permanente shares their vision of the future of Healthcare at NASA mHealth Conference

Shown for the first time at the recent NASA mHealth event held at KP’s Center for Total Health in Washington DC, this video was designed to help set out what the world’s first major healthcare brand to take a Mobile First focus thinks the US healthcare experience might look like in the not-so-distant future. (http://mhealthinsight.com/2012/08/20/kp-releases-video-showcasing-its-mhealth-vision-of-the-future-of-healthcare/)

Stanford Medicine X: Live chat tonight with Medicine X ePatients










With... our friend Julien Artu, Founder of Hopital affinité - My Hospi Friends

"Julien Artu, who suffered a serious car accident in 2011, created Hospital Affinity. After being hospitalized for two months and in physical therapy for another three months Julien decided to create a tool that would help humanize a patients hospital experience. He created Hospital Affinity. A first of a kind network enabling patients to share and communicate with each other."

http://medicinex.stanford.edu/2013/03/06/live-chat-tonight-with-medicine-x-epatients/

Congrats Julien, you totally deserve it!

http://medicinex.stanford.edu/conf/conference/speaker/157




"In the course of your work; have you seen promising efforts to mitigate the problem of patient harm? Please briefly describe how the model works." 




Term e-patient was coined in 2005

23andMe Wants to Take Its DNA Tests Mass-Market

"On Sept. 30, it will launch a massive open online course on human genetics titled 'Tales from the Genome,' with Udacity.
More important, perhaps, 23andMe is about to announce a private-sector partnership that could be a model for bringing millions more consumers on board. 'The most important thing right now is scale,' says Page. 'Once we get that, then the business model will follow.' Opportunities could range from new areas of research to services aimed at communities that form around particular traits or ancestry.
23andMe, named after the 23 pairs of chromosomes that each person carries, has some natural advantages in the race to establish the leading direct-to-consumer genomics firm. The firm pioneered the use of crowdsourced genetic data for research on diseases such as Parkinson’s, myeloproliferative neoplasms, and sarcoma. Another is the high profile of its chief executive officer and co-founder, Anne Wojcicki. A biologist turned businesswoman, Wojcicki recently separated from her husband, Google (GOOG) co-founder Sergey Brin, who’s invested millions in the company."

"Smartphones are getting better. but how about one that can photograph a single virus?"

Engineered immune cells that control HIV

Facebook and genetics labs team up to help doctors make personalized predictions about their patients

Follow me on Twitter (spending a lot of time there...)

But hey, check this out, all the brilliant people I'm proudly following... Genomics and innovation in medicine: if the hottest news ain't on Twitter, well then you'll have to tell me where else to look for them... Google+, right?


Open-sourcing your genomic data

ePatient Advisory Board


Well, to start with, this:

Death 2.0


"Mobile health risks becoming a digital safari ...that only the rich can afford"

MD to patient: "I've got your back!"

Patti Koblewski

IBM Watson at Work in Healthcare: Helping Doctors Fight Cancer

Helping people derive actionable insights from complex data


"Being an #ePatient: can feel like crashing a party you're not invited to"






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The trouble with mechanical implantation is that hospitals and clinics do not have sufficient staffing or external support systems in place to deal with patients who are already implanted. As the son of someone with an LVAD implanted five months ago I can tell you that there are any number of real issues for these patients once they are discharged that nobody is equipped to deal with. I would NOT recommend implanting a VAD in a loved one who is not transplant eligible under any circumstances.






A 3D Anatomage table for virtual cadaver dissection

Ghosts of data past, the virtual Rosetta Stone and the data-history-of-our-times theory


"Dino-doc's days are numbered"



"Technology-enabled patient engagement system more broadly is not fundamentally a Healthcare IT system. It is a Public Health IT system"

"Medical Education Needs Major Surgery" (Eric Topol MD)


"Medical-school costs have risen at double the rate of inflation in recent decades, with average annual tuition and fees now about $50,000. Since most medical students must borrow to pay for their education, physician debt has grown sharply. The median for 2012 graduates was $170,000, and more than a tenth of private-school graduates owe more than $300,000, according to the Association of American Medical Colleges. Meanwhile, physician income is widely expected to decline under ObamaCare. Rising educational debt and the prospect of declining income threaten to reduce the number of young men and women who choose medicine as a career."

Welcome To The Massively Parallel Genome Sequencing Era

"Massively parallel sequencing has proven revolutionary, shifting the paradigm of genomics to address biological questions at a genome-wide scale. Sequencing now empowers clinical diagnostics and other aspects of medical care, including disease risk, therapeutic identification, and prenatal testing. This Review explores the current state of genomics in the massively parallel sequencing era."

High school sophomore invented an inexpensive and sensitive dipstick-like sensor for the rapid and early detection of pancreatic, ovarian and lung cancers


"Jack Andraka is a Maryland high school sophomore who at age 15 invented an inexpensive and sensitive dipstick-like sensor for the rapid and early detection of pancreatic, ovarian and lung cancers. After a close family friend died of pancreatic cancer, Jack (then a ninth grader) became interested in finding a better early-detection diagnostic test. He learned that the lack of a rapid, low-cost early screening method contributed to the poor survival rate among individuals with pancreatic cancer. After thinking further about the problem, he came up with a plan and a budget to put his ideas in motion."

Google, the busiest Doctor in the world...

"Google's chief economist understands media better than some industry executives do"

Hoping to cut costs, hospitals will begin rolling out sedation machines, which poses a big threat to well-paid anesthesiologists

Moins de 10 startups e-santé en France !

Jean-Michel Billaut, spécialiste de l'économie numérique : "Les idées neuves gênent, mais elles percent beaucoup mieux dans un système libéral ... Un millier de startups e-santé aux US ... malgré les gros dinosaures de ce secteur ... Moins de 10 en France ... Le problème qu'il faut comprendre c'est qu'il y a des gens (en petit nombre) qui inventent des technos ... ces gens présentent leurs technos aux autres 'Homo Sapiens' (les bœufs ?) et si les autres disent : 'c'est vachement bien : j'achète', ce sont ces acheteurs qui déstructurent le système existant (avant l'arrivée de la nouvelle technologie). Donc si vous n'aimez pas Google ou Amazon ou autres il ne faut nous en prendre qu'à nous ... les suiveurs ..." Propos recueillis le 27 septembre 2013.

Un millier de startups, vu la taille des USA, ce n'est pas énorme non plus. Comme quoi, dans un pays comme dans l'autre, les gros dinos ... Empereurs et barbares, ...

"Xavier Niel a disrupté le gâteau des opérateurs de télécoms 1.0 ... On a crié au loup ... Des politicards ont fustigé le bonhomme du fait qu'il 'obligeait' les telcos 1.0 à mettre à pied des milliers d'emplois...
Mais aujourd'hui Niel investit dans la Halle Freyssinet pour en faire l'un des plus importants incubateurs au monde ... Voilà un investissement qui l'honore ... Alors que les disruptés en lieu et place auraient grassement payé leurs actionnaires (pour acheter des iles dans le Pacifique ? ou un bijou à Madame ?) , plutôt que de faire la même chose que notre trublion national ...
Par ailleurs, dans un incubateur, se créé des startups.. et que font lesdites startups consciemment ou non ? Elles disruptent, chacune dans leur domaine, le système économique 1.0... voir les derniers Billautshows ...
La France commence à se réveiller ... mais en 2.0. et le mouvement s'accélère me semble-t-il (je suis débordé) ...
Naturellement des tas de 1.0 vont combattre ce mouvement (par exemple les taxis parisiens face à Snapcar et autres blablacars ... et encore uber n'est pas arrivé avec ses futurs robot-taxis à la Google ...)".


Bref, Billaut cherche un autre Niel pour disrupter le gâteau de la santé, et il ne trouve pas (même s'il se dit "débordé")...

Tiens, quelqu'un a retweeté ce que j'avais écrit y a un mois... voir ci-dessous... comme quoi l'info circule sur Twitter (bon j'ai renoncé à mes droits d'auteurs mais c'est pour la bonne cause...)