Innogen · News · January 25, 2013

Innogen Weekly News Roundup (19/01/13 - 25/01/13)

Innogen Weekly News Roundup (19/01/13 - 25/01/13)

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.


Syngenta e-licensing heralds new era for sharing plant science innovation (Syngenta Press Release)

Actually, That New Study Does NOT Prove That Genetically Modified Food Is Horrible For You (Business Insider)

How ICT tools are improving efficiency of agricultural development (The Guardian)


How the U.S. Can Attract Biotech Firms By Imitating China (Forbes)

Bioeconomy in the EU: achievements and directions for the future (CORDIS)

Food & Energy Security

The quest for energy security (BBC World Service)

Wind in the Willows Boosts Biofuel Production (Bioscience Technology)


Matching names to genes: the end of genetic privacy? (New Scientist)

Anonymity in Genetic Research Can Be Fleeting (NPR)

New Key to Organism Complexity Identified (Bioscience Technology)

Alpha males and “adventurous human females”: gender and synthetic genomics (Scientific American)


Stem Cell Research Gets a Reprieve (The New York Times)


Trust of medical volunteers ‘betrayed’ (BBC News)

Pharma’s Reputation Continues to Suffer – What Can Be Done to Fix It? (Forbes)

Can a New Org Structure Help Drug Developers Make Better Early Decisions? (Forbes)

Pharmaceutical firms should not hide negative trial data – report (Financial News)

Science Policy

On Science, Social Science, and Politics (PLOS)

Science & Technology

Technical fault: The worrying brain drain of women from science and technology (Scotsman)

In pictures: Biotechnology is engineering the world (BBC News)