Innogen · News · March 8, 2013

Innogen Weekly News Roundup (02/03/13 - 08/03/13)

Innogen Weekly News Roundup (02/03/13 - 08/03/13)

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.


Schmallenberg virus found in farm animals in almost all of Britain (The Guardian)

Reconnecting with Britain’s agricultural roots (The Telegraph)

Pesticide ban: saving the buzz (The Guardian)


Someone Needs to Rank U.S. Biotech Hubs, For Real (Xconomy)

The Best Books About Biotechnology (The Atlantic)

Women in biotechnology: Barred from the boardroom (Nature)

Food & Energy Security

UN report: Women’s education key to food security (EurActiv)

Are women the secret weapon in the battle for food security? (The Guardian)


African-American’s Y chromosome sparks shift in evolutionary timetable (NBC News)

DNA ancestry tests branding ‘meaningless’ (The Telegraph)

Global Health

U.S. budget cuts could impact drug development for TB, HIV/AIDS (Vaccine News Daily)

US doctors cure child born with HIV (The Guardian)


How do Bacteria Clog Medical Devices? Very quickly (Science Daily)

Genes behind Lou Gehrig’s disease identified (Zee News)

Devices aim to deliver on stem-cell therapies (Nature)


Professionals take over in pharma global play (Business Standard)

Bad Pharma and the Statin Wars (Forbes)

How big pharma discourages innovation (Philadelphia Inquirer)

Does Pharma’s Innovation Difficulties Reflect Bad Leaders or Tough Circumstances? (Forbes)

Science & Technology

How the Sequester Will Affect Science and Technology (Gizmodo)

More funding for Science, Technology (All Africa)

3D-Printed Skull Implant Ready for Operation (Live Science)

Synthetic Biology

Why Synthetic Biology is the Field of the Future (PBS Nova)

Synthetic Biology Comes Down to Earth (The Chronicle of Higher Education)

BioBricks founder on his shift from computer science to synthetic biology (