Innogen · News · April 19, 2013

Innogen Weekly News Roundup (13/04/13 - 19/04/13)

Innogen Weekly News Roundup (13/04/13 - 19/04/13)

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.


African women benefit from jobs in agricultural supply chains (Supply Management)

Tanzania Mulls to Start Applying Biotechnology in Cotton Farming (All Africa)

Agri-food Sector Urged to Become ‘Less Canadian’ (Blackburn News)


Green Matter: The bioeconomy as an innovation strategy – making it work (Plastics Today)


Donor conceived children shouldn’t have right to be told of their origins, says Nuffield Council (BMJ)

Food & Energy Security

The World Needs Genetically Modified Foods (Wall Street Journal)

Newly Discovered Methane-Gobbling Material Could Help Stem Global Warming (Science World Report)

US ethanol lobby urges brake on biofuels (Financial Times)

Genetically modified crops needed to ‘feed the world’, says Government’s chief scientific advisor Mark Walport (The Independent)


Barcode of Life: Guelph-based DNA database a digital Noah’s ark aiming to ID all living organisms (National Post)

Genomics: Zebrafish earns its stripes (Nature)

Global Health

Indian Children Discovered to Have Natural AIDS Resistance. Now What? (UN Dispatch)

Angola: Government Committed to Fighting Sleeping Sickness (All Africa)

South Africa: Dept. of Health Withholding National Aids Vaccine Plan (All Africa)


Italy pushes on with controversial stem cell therapy (New Scientist)

Crowd diagnosis could spot rare diseases doctors miss (New Scientist)

Innovation Systems

Rwanda: Innovation Through a Different Lens (All Africa)

Science & Technology

Do Human Genes Below to People or Corporations? (TIME)

Are Human Genes Patentable? (New York Times)

Natural justice (The Economist)

Anyone for an Evidence Summer? (PLoS)

Sisters In Science (BBC)

Vatican adult stem cell conference seeks to promote ‘ethical’ science (Euronews)

Scientist jailed for falsifying results of drug test (Herald Scotland)

Synthetic Biology

Will Synthetic Biology Benefit or Threaten Wild Things? (New York Times)

Synthetic biologists and conservationists open talks (Nature)

Innogen Associates

Marianna Mazzucato: Llewellyn King – Government’s no-win conundrum (Ledger-Enquirer)