Innogen · News · May 10, 2013

Innogen Weekly News Roundup (04/05/13 - 10/05/13)

Innogen Weekly News Roundup (04/05/13 - 10/05/13)

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.


Building bridges: towards a sustainable bioeconomy (Research Media Ltd)

Food & Energy Security

Could a greener military prove more powerful? (USA Today)

Cleaner energy, warmer climate? (MIT News)

Genes & Genomics

It’s In The Genes: Europeans Have Been One Big Family For Past Thousand Years (Red Orbit)

Does it matter which parent your “brain genes” came from? (Scope)

Global Health

Medical Equipment Donated to Developing Nations Usually Ends Up on the Junk Heap (Scientific American)


Edinburgh University scientists’ stem cell find (Scotsman)

Study may help diagnose endometrial cancer and lead to new drug development (News Medical)

Medical Devices Fall Short for Children (The New York Times)

Smartphone Physicals Becoming Real Possibility (Sci-Tech Today)

Experts call for transparency over medical devices (The Telegraph)

Brain implants: Restoring memory with a microchip (CNN)

The dawn of regenerative medicine (Moneyweek)

Innovation Systems

The Science of Innovation (Businessweek)

Science & Technology

Free-for-all: Open-access scientific publishing is gaining ground (The Economist)

Canada and U.S. Strengthening Science and Technology Relationships (Wall Street Journal)

Synthetic Biology

Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg, “The Prefuture of Synthetic Biology” (Wired)

Synthetic Biology Research is Growing Strongly, Map Show Global Hotspots of Activity (Science World Report)