Innogen · News · March 1, 2013

Innogen Weekly News Roundup (23/02/13 - 01/03/13)

Innogen Weekly News Roundup (23/02/13 - 01/03/13)

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.

Agriculture

USDA announces movement of biotechnology approvals (AgriPulse)

Monsanto Gets Resounding Yes From Supreme Court (Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News)

Genetically modified foods: Who has to tell? (Los Angeles Times)

Crop biotechnology: A ‘continuing success’ globally (Business Monitor)

Oat, Peas, Beans, and Patents Grow (Intellectual Property Brief)

How agroforesty schemes can improve food security in developing countries (The Guardian)

Syngenta rescues farmers from data deluge (Cattle Network)

Genomics

Researchers identify several genes associated with human neurological disorders (News Medical)

Lack of sleep ‘switches off’ genes (The Telegraph)

Healthcare

Biotechs, pharmacists split on biosimilars bill (Gazette.Net)

Bioengineering and regenerative medicine: Keeping track (Nature Materials)

New stem cell matching program for British Asians (BBC News)

Brain implant offers hope for early-stage Parkinson’s (Nursing Times)

Sweet News for Stem Cell’s ‘Holy Grail’ (Science Daily)

The Loophole That Keeps Precarious Medical Devices in Use (The Atlantic)

Biosimilars face big delays as blockbuster knockoffs hit a roadblock (Fierce Biotech)

Pharma

Pharma Pipeline Transparency: Makes It Hard To Hide Negative Clinical Trials (Forbes)

Transparency demands could threaten early trial investment (PharmaTimes)

Science & Technology

Top 10 ways biotechnology could improve our everyday life (EurekAlert!)

Helping the public make sense of scientific research (Scope)

Young Scientists Encourage the Public to Demand Peer Review (Scientific American)

Does the UK need to spend more on basic research? (The Guardian)

First mind-reading implant gives rats telepathic power (New Scientist)

Innogen Associates

Daniele Fanelli: Awash in False Findings (The Daily Beast)