Innogen · News · April 26, 2013

Innogen Weekly News Roundup (20/04/13 - 26/04/13)

Innogen Weekly News Roundup (20/04/13 - 26/04/13)

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.


“Where Are the Jobs?” (Wall Street Journal)

Biotech industry has “implementation gap” around demonstrating the value of products under development (Wall Street Journal)


Shame versus guilt in community response to wrongdoing (Scientific American)

Food & Energy Security

Scientists Unite to Share Ag Data and Feed the World (Huffington Post)


Zebrafish genome mapping unlocks disease research (BBC News)

Global Health

Achieving a Bold Vision for Global Health: Yes, it’s Possible (Forbes)

Government shuts down HIV/AIDS vaccine trial (Los Angeles Times)


Parliament rapporteur proposes ‘US system’ for medical devices legislation (EurActiv)

Stem cell transplant restores memory, learning in mice (e! Science News)

An Important Step Forward in Addressing the Rare Disease Health Crisis (Huffington Post)

Discovery of would-healing genes in flies could mitigate human skin ailments (e! Science News)

Innovation Systems

Why Does Financial Innovation Sometimes Make System Riskier? (Wall Street Journal)

Is Sweden right to ban PPPs? (The Guardian)


The Politics of Pharma: Washington, States, and the Court’s Impact on the Industry (Wall Street Journal)

Research and Markets: Russia Generics and Biosimilars (Wall Street Journal)

Pharmaceutical Companies On Defense As Post-ACA Implementation Continues (Wall Street Journal)

Drug pricing policy: Government receives information from 400 drug makers (The Economic Times)

How Do Industry Experts See the Future Development of the Pharmaceutical Cold Chain? (Wall Street Journal)

Science & Technology

Soundbites versus serious science (Financial Times)

Sir Paul Nurse: UK science is ‘underperforming’ (BBC News)

British Science Demands Research Funding For ‘Innovation Revolution’ (Huffington Post)

Public’s Knowledge of Science and Technology (Pew Research Center for the People and the Press)

Scottish Scientists Lead This Year’s Life Science Discoveries (Wall Street Journal)

Science, Technology Investments to Focus on Innovation, Industry (U.S. Department of Defense)

Edible electronic medical devices could be swallowed like regular pills (Gizmag)

Synthetic Biology

The Structure of Industrial Revolutions (Scientific American)

The First Ever Synthetic Biology Kickstarter Is About Growing ‘Glowing Plants’ (Tech Crunch)

Can Synthetic Biology Keep Your Food Safe? (Scientific American)

The Meaning of (Making) Life (The Atlantic)