Innogen · News · May 31, 2013

Innogen Weekly News Roundup (25/05/13 - 31/05/13)

Innogen Weekly News Roundup (25/05/13 - 31/05/13)

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.


‘Too much emotion in mega-farm debate’ (Farmers Weekly)

Genetically Modified Organisms Labeling Amendment Rejected Overwhelmingly in the Senate (The National Law Review)

GM foods: Do we know enough? (Aljazeera)

Genetically Modified Wheat Isn’t Supposed to Exist. So What Is It Doing in Oregon? (Bloomberg Businessweek)

USDA goes sleuthing to crack biotech wheat mystery (Reuters)

GM wheat discovery on U.S. farm watched closely in Canada (

America facing wheat export crisis as Europe and Japan lead the way in rejecting genetically modified crops (Daily Mail)


A Bioeconomy for Europe (IIEA)

Genes & Genomics

Scientists produce first large-scale map of cell division genes (Cancer Research UK)

Identifying Abnormally Activated Genes to Predict Cancer Virulence (Medical News Today)

Medical students investigate their own genes (MSN News)

Global Health & Development

An HIV vaccine? OHSU says it’s close (Portland Business Journal)

The Most Important Doctor in the World (Huffington Post)

Scots life sciences sector urged to ‘think global’ (Scotsman)

Global Health Officials Agree on 30% Salt-Reduction Target (Bloomberg Businessweek)

The Undeniable Value of Investing in Girls and Women (Forbes)

The U.S. Role in Global Health (The National Law Review)

Forging Partnerships to Improve Global Health (Huffington Post)

Behind a Healthy Woman, there’s Girls and Men (Huffington Post)

George Freeman: There is a Conservative case for overseas aid. We should make it (New Statesman)


Stroke patients show signs of recovery in stem cell treatment trial (The Telegraph)

Good News on Innovation and Health Care (The White House Blog)

Innovation Systems

Innovation: Good Reads on Courage, Diversity, Ecosystems and Principles (Forbes)


Indian pharma must turn proactive and consider a self-regulatory body (The Economic Times)

Germany: EU’s most favourable market for biosimilars (PharmaTimes)

Science & Technology

Go-ahead to develop synthetic human blood in Scotland (BBC)

‘Science fiction goes hand in hand with real research’, scientist admits (Telegraph)