Innogen · News · January 18, 2013

Innogen Weekly News Roundup (12/01/13 - 18/01/13)

Innogen Weekly News Roundup (12/01/13 - 18/01/13)

All the latest news from around the world on the life sciences and emerging technologies.

A weekly roundup of global news on topics, including: agriculture, the bioeconomy, food and energy security, genes and genomics, global health and development, healthcare, innovation systems, pharma, synthetic biology, science and technology.


Science and the Debate on Genetically Modified Crops (Council on Foreign Relations)

How an anti-GM activist learned the science of high-yield crops and became a campaigner for GM (Economic Times)


The Growing Pains and Pleasure of a Synthetic Biology Start-up (Wired)

A bioeconomy will require policy professionals well prepared at national and EU levels (Euroalert)

Food & Energy Security

Biofuels: Between and Rock and a Green Place (The International)

Renewable Energy As Viable Means to Energy Security (All Africa)


Behaviour genes unearthed (Nature)

Scientists, Including Team at J. Craig Venter Institute, Sequence and Publish More than 10,000 Influenza Genomes as Part of NIAID’s Influenza Virus Genome Sequencing Project (PR Newswire)

Let genomics go global (The Economist)

Global Health

New Insights Into HIV Vaccine Will Improve Drug Development (Science Daily)

How the stink of a waterbuck could prevent sleeping sickness in Kenya (The Guardian)

Designer Bacteria May Lead to Better Vaccines (Bioscience Technology)


Court lifts cloud over embryonic stem cells (Nature)

Society ‘should value drug development’ (BBC News)

Companies testing hundreds of drugs to aid rare diseases (The Reporter)

Scots scientists make stem cell breakthrough (Herald Scotland)

Innovation Systems

The great innovation debate (The Economist)

Innovation Pessimism: Has the ideas machine broken down? (The Economist)


There’s Value in Studying Big Pharma Pipelines (Forbes)

Drug Pipelines Begin to Fill for Big Pharma (CNBC)