Innogen · News · March 15, 2013

Innogen Weekly News Roundup (09/03/13 - 15/03/13)

Innogen Weekly News Roundup (09/03/13 - 15/03/13)

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.


Female jobs in agricultural supply chains mean “choice and independence” (Sierra Express Media)

UK set for GM food push in Europe (Financial Times)

Major Grocer to Label Food With Gene-Modified Content (New York Times)

Defra accused of ‘forgetting’ devolved regions (Farmers Guardian)

USDA suspends some ag reports due to budget cuts (Boston Herald)

Mixed reaction to vote on EU agricultural reform (The


‘Bioeconomy’ is still a mysterious object to Society stakeholders (CORDIS Wire)

£60m fund for Scots life science and technology firms (Scotsman)

Food & Energy Security

Is it bourgeois to worry about biofuels? (The Carbon Brief)

MPs cut renewable subsidies but support biofuels (E&T)

Wall Street banking on global warming (San Francisco Chronicle)

Empowering women to improve food security – what works and why (The Guardian)

Stem cell bacon won’t sizzle with foodies (Central Florida Future)


When Will Genomics Transform Medicine? (New York Genome Center)

Biotechnology: Rewriting a genome (Nature)

Biotechnology: Rewriting a genome (Nature)

Genomics revolution bearing R&D fruit – report (Pharma Times)

Intellectual property and development: beware the ‘genome divide’ (The Guardian)

Global Health

Advance Market Commitments ‘promising solutions’ to global health challenges (GAVI Alliance)

Global Health is Key to Diplomacy (AlertNet)


3D-printed implant replaces 75 percent of patient’s skull (CNET)

Cardiac regenerative medicine 2.0 (Nature)

U.S. Climate Warms for Stem Cell Research (Huffington Post)

Has the Pendulum Swung Too Far in Favor of Rare Diseases? (Xconomy)

Painkillers Could Prove Helpful in Stem-Cell Transplants (Scientific American)

Innovation Systems

How to Manage Innovation (Forbes)

Is disruptive innovation really the key to growth? (Bdaily)

How Important Is Medical Innovation To The U.S. Economy? (Life Science Leader)

A Role for PPPs in African Infrastructure (All Africa)

Want the UK to support innovative firms? Better do it yourself (The Guardian)


Pharma group sues European regulator over data (Financial Times)

Science & Technology

Life Science Research Tools Market Trending Down (Science 2.0)

Pill to live to 150 (The Telegraph)

Jesuits, science and a Pope with a chemistry degree: A productive pairing? (Scientific American)

Synthetic Biology

Synthetic biology project takes flight (Nanowerk)

Craig Venter close to creating synthetic life (New Scientist)

Predictability: The brass ring for synthetic biology (Nanowerk)

Innogen Associates

Mariana Mazzucato: Taxpayers Helped Apple, but Apple Won’t Help Them (Harvard Business Review Blog)