Scientific MOOCs follower. Author of Airpocalypse, a techno-medical thriller (Spring 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 (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).


Writing On My Writing (LOL)

Camilla D'Errico 
Writing On My Writing. LOL. Cannot do that.
Finished Airpocalypse, my techno-medical thriller.
Already working on the next one. It will be about transplantation medicine in the future. I found "Membrane" by Chi Ta-Wei and "Flowers for Algernon" by Daniel Keyes to be immensely inspiring. Also, what MIT's Professor Tim Lu (Department of Biological Engineering) presented a couple of years ago: combining living and inert materials.

This week, i'm trying to stitch together the 50 segments of Jesus CRISPR Superstar, a sci-fi i wrote last year with my colleague Isabelle Provost. May the force be with us ;-)

Camilla D'Errico 

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