Innogen · News · February 8, 2013

Innogen Weekly News Roundup (02/02/13 - 08/02/13)

Innogen Weekly News Roundup (02/02/13 - 08/02/13)

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.


Hot potatoes! BASF drops GM spud plans in EU (BBC News)


Slowly but surely, life science sector waking up (Scotsman)

Life science jobs on the increase (Scotsman)


Genes mix across borders more easily than folk tales (New Scientist)

Global Health

Genetically modified tobacco produces cheap, effective rabies treatment (Wired)

Has the ‘Golden Age’ of Global Health Funding Come to an End? (Science Daily)


Shortage Of Brain Tissue Sets Autism Research Back (WLRN)

Translational research: Medicine man (Nature)

Life savings: Inside London’s brain bank (New Scientist)

Innovation Systems

Innovation is the future for Europe (Financial Times)


The Lifesaving Promise Of The Pharmaceutical Drug Pipeline (Forbes)

Are Drugs for Ultra-Rare Diseases the Future of Biotech? Francois Nader of NPS Weighs In (Forbes)

Science & Technology

Scientists Use 3-D Printer to Speed Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research (Scientific American)

Synthetic Biology

Saving lives with synthetic biology (CNN)

Discovery in synthetic biology takes us a step closer to new ‘industrial revolution’ (

Building Better Bacteria (Live Science)