(Les Di@logues Stratégiques® N°54 - 05/05)
In his latest book "Neither God nor gene. For a new heredity theory"(1), the biologist Jean-Jacques Kupiec popularised his research on embryogenesis (2) to the general public and the scientific community. Five years later, the researcher has refined his theory about "random selection" (or Darwinian theory) thanks to computer processing simulation. His work leads to an unexpected track: a new approach that helps understand cancer formation in a new way.
Véronique Anger : Could you explain in simple terms what embryogenesis is?
VA : What difference has computer simulation made compared to standard experimental method?
VA : As you mention it in an interview that you gave to the website "Vivant" with the physicist Bertrand Laforge from the LPNHE, your research is the result of an interdisciplinary work in biology and physics. You regret the lack of financial and institutional support granted to your researches. How do you explain this lack of interest for the crossing of researches?
VA : What is the next step?
(1) "Ni dieu, ni gène. Pour une autre théorie de l'hérédité" (Editions du Seuil. 2000)
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About the human genome: http://www.genoscope.cns.fr/externe/Francais/Questions/