Innogen · News · June 7, 2013

Innogen Weekly News Roundup (01/06/13 - 07/06/13)

Innogen Weekly News Roundup (01/06/13 - 07/06/13)

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.


Scientists trying to breed burps out of cows (USA Today)

Monsanto Won’t Apply For New Genetically Modified Seeds In Europe (Wall Street Journal)

If GM crops are bad, show us the evidence (The Independent)

Mystery deepens on how genetically modified U.S. wheat landed in field (Reuters)

Red alert for oilseed rape as colour change curbs pests (BBC)

Monsanto says sabotage may be behind GMO wheat in Oregon as more farmers file suit (NY Daily News)

Food & Energy Security

Europe’s GM stance denies Africa the rights to feed itself, warns leading academic (The Independent)

UK, EU biofuels targets should be revised, UK lawmakers say (Reuters)

Genes & Genomics

Supreme Court: US genes patent decision my depend on strands in Myriad argument (Financial Times)

Supreme Court Thinks DNA Collection Is Awesome, Worth The Invasion Of Arrestees’ Privacy (Forbes)

What’s at Stake in the Supreme Court Decision in ‘AMP v. Myriad Genetics’ (The Nation)

Global Health & Development

The battle for affordable drugs (CNN)


Stem cell study could aid quest to combat range of diseases (Business Standard)

Innovation in healthcare needed, experts say (Times of India)

Much to muse about (The Economist)

Surgeon’s implant bioengineered vein (R&D Magazine)

Edinburgh scientists make stem cell breakthrough (Edinburgh Journal)


Pharmaceutical exports slow down due to approval delays and recalls (Economic Times)

Pfizer chief looks to joint ventures to bolster drug development (Financial Times)

Science & Technology

US scientists chafe at restrictions on new stem-cell lines (Nature)

Genomics and particle physics top the scientific charts (Reuters)

Synthetic Biology

Complex logic in a single layer (Nature Methods)

Glowing plants spark debate (Nature)