Innogen · News · August 2, 2013

Innogen Weekly News Roundup (27/07/13 - 02/08/13)

Innogen Weekly News Roundup (27/07/13 - 02/08/13)

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.


PBS Explains Why Biotech Crops Are Really Good for People and the Environment (Reason)

Put genetically-modified crops trials on hold for now: Supreme Court Panel (Economic Times)

Genetically modified food that has nothing to do with Monsanto (Boing Boing)

Lift ban on Genetically Modified Organisms, Oxford researcher urges Kenya (Standard Digital News)

Monsanto’s GM retreat (Scottish Farmer)

Rothamsted and Syngenta announce scientific partnership (Farmers Guardian)

Defra boosts agri-tech (Scottish Farmer)

GMO companies launch website to fight anti-biotech movement (Reuters)

Japan to resume sales of U.S. wheat (Japan Times)

French court overturns ban on Monsanto GMO maize (Reuters)


Biotechnology: Independent streak (Nature)

Food & Energy Security

Disruptive technologies will help feed 9 billion by 2050 (AG Professional)

Developing countries to vastly outpace OECD in carbon emissions: EIA (Reuters)

UK climate movement planning to ‘relaunch’ in spring 2014 (Guardian)

The green movement is not pro-science (Guardian)

Can you be sceptical about GM but believe in climate change? (Guardian)

Genes & Genomics

Genes Controlled Using Light (Bioscience Technology)

Genomics: The big blueprint (Nature)

Spying scandals jeopardise the genomic revolution (Financial Times)

Global Health & Development

Donors balk at allowing global south countries to lead on development (Guardian)

TSRI scientists develop new strategy for HIV vaccine (Vaccine News Daily)

Can collaboration resuscitate global health funding? (Guardian)


Emerging technologies may improve our ‘fragmented’ knowledge of allergens (Food Navigator)

Japan to start stem-cell study on humans (Nature)

Do Clinical Trials Work in Education? (Huffington Post)

NIH launches neurological drug development projects (

Innovation Systems

When Entrepreneurship Is the Only Way Forward (CIO Today)


Pharma industry moves towards greater openness (Nature)

UK pharma shows signs of dangerous addiction (Guardian)

Is Big Pharma Addicted To Fraud? (Forbes)

Supreme Court win boosts fight against drug settlements: FTC (Reuters)

Pfizer to split generic, branded drugs units (Reuters)

Pfizer’s New Structure Could Be The Prelude To A Breakup (Forbes)

Science & Technology

Scientists grow human tooth using stem cells taken from urine (Independent)

Scientists can implant false memories into mice (BBC)

Dolly the Sheep creator says live mammoth possible (Edinburgh Evening News)