Innogen · News · May 24, 2013

Innogen Weekly News Roundup (18/05/13 - 24/05/13)

Innogen Weekly News Roundup (18/05/13 - 24/05/13)

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.


Costing the Earth (BBC)

Monsanto and Other GM Firms Are Winning in the U.S. and Globally (Huffington Post)


Star Trek – The Ethics of Space Exploration (Emory University)

Bioethicists must not allow themselves to become a ‘priestly caste’ (Guardian)

Food & Energy Security

Tsetse Flies Invasion Threatens Food Security in Nigeria (All Africa)

Global Health

Here I Am: Advocating for a vaccine in the fight against AIDS (Huffington Post)


Novartis Ramps Up Alzheimer’s Drug Pursuit as Rivals Fail (Bloomberg)

In debate over ‘biosimilars,’ patient safety must come first (Baltimore Sun)

Universal vaccine could end annual flu jabs (Telegraph)

Innovation Systems

The Experts: Does the Patent System Encourage Innovation? (Wall Street Journal)

Innovation at the research institutes (Boston Globe)

Science Policy

Challenge, don’t worship, the chiefs and high priestesses of science (Guardian)

Science & Technology

Doctors use 3-D printer to custom-design implant for baby (USA Today)

Stem-cell cloner acknowledges errors in groundbreaking paper (Nature)

Synthetic Biology

Synthetic biology enables fast-adapting flu vaccines (Dvice)