Innogen · News · May 17, 2013

Innogen Weekly News Roundup (11/05/13 - 17/05/13)

Innogen Weekly News Roundup (11/05/13 - 17/05/13)

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.


Don’t Mandate Labeling for Gene-Altered Foods (Bloomberg)

Tanzania: Minister Counsels Farmers on Technology (All Africa)

Supreme Court Supports Monsanto in Seed-Replication Case (New York Times)

Agricultural workers from Ukraine may be needed in future, May told (Guardian)


Could a Neural Implant Correct Errant Thoughts? (Scientific American)

Food & Energy Security

Breed insects to improve human food security: UN report (Guardian)

Genes & Genomics

Scientists sequence genome of ‘sacred lotus,’ which likely holds anti-aging secrets (Health Canal)

Genes in the brain keep bad time when we are depressed (New Scientist)

Angelina Jolie and the fate of breast cancer genes (Los Angeles Times)

Global Health

New Initiative Targets Cervical Cancer in Poor Nations (The Wall Street Journal)

A shot at a healthy future in Africa (Business Day Live)

Canada gives US$10 million to health innovations (SciDevNet)


Big drugmakers think small with nanomedicine deals (Reuters)

Innovation must become integral to NHS (PharmaTimes)

Pledge to close health and care gap (BBC)

Innovation Systems

Tanzania: Embrace Science and Technology, Business Council Chief Exhorts (All Africa)

UK innovation agency to oversee record £440m funding (Financial Times)

Science & Technology

What does it mean to be posthuman? (New Scientist)

Embryonic stem cells: Advance in medical human cloning (BBC)

Experiment Brings Human Cloning One Step Closer (Wall Street Journal)

Synthetic Biology

Synthetic Biology Could Speed Flu Vaccine Production (MIT Technology Review)