Innogen · News · June 28, 2013

Innogen Weekly News Roundup (22/06/13 - 28/06/13)

Innogen Weekly News Roundup (22/06/13 - 28/06/13)

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.


GM foods: modify the argument (Guardian)

GM crops: the British public still need convincing (Guardian)

GM crops are safer than conventional crops, says Environment Secretary Owen Paterson (Independent)

UK should provide GM crop technology to poor countries, says Owen Paterson (Guardian)

DEFRA stance on CAP reform ‘bad for Scotland’ (Farmers Weekly)

Scotland and Wales remain opposed to GM crops (Farmers Guardian)

Kerry Praises Genetically Modified Crops (Voice of America)

How to win people’s hearts and minds for GM farming (New Scientist)

Stop GM and you’ll watch people die (The Telegraph)

Planned reforms of Common Agricultural Policy under fire (BBC)

GM crops: the genetic colonialists (Guardian)


A New Cyber Concern: Hack Attacks on Medical Devices (Scientific American)

Biotechnology and Climate Volatility: The Debate We Must Have (Huffington Post)

Food & Energy Security

BP shuns advanced biofuels investment in EU (Reuters)

Food security is poor politics too, but who cares (Money Control)

The True Deservers of a Food Prize (New York Times)

Genes & Genomics

Will Genes Ruling Prevent the Next Genentech? (Bloomberg)

DNA of the future (Business Standard)

The cancer genome in context: of mice and mutations (Guardian)

The human cost of our flawed experiment with gene patents (The Baltimore Sun)

Global Health & Development

Economist explores the roots of global health (Boston Globe)

After the MDGs: Creating A Holistic Global Development Model (Forbes)

UK development bank plans raise fears of loading debt on to poor countries (Guardian)


Scientists use stem-cell technology to create research cell line from PDAC patient (News Medical)

Number of Scots dying from obesity soaring (Scotsman)

Scientists one stop closer to preventing bacterial infections of implanted medical devices (Phys.Org)

Rare Disease White Paper Open for Public Comment (Wall Street Journal)

New DNA ‘reverse’ vaccine holds promise for diabetes (Economic Times)

Innovation Systems

Words of Caution (Economist)

Innovation Isn’t Dead (It’s Just Different) (Forbes)


Pharmaceutical scandal: The NHS, the drug firms and the price racket (The Telegraph)

NIH to Resurrect Old Drugs (The Scientist)

Science & Technology

The Future Of Cell Reprogramming: Some Experts Weigh In (Forbes)

Genetically Modified Fashion (The Scientist)

Research by female scientists gets less exposure (Futurity)

Science and innovation spared by Spending Review (E&T Magazine)

Innogen Associates

Marianna Mazzucato: The myth of the ‘meddling’ state (Public Finance International)