Innogen · News · July 26, 2013

Innogen Weekly News Roundup (20/07/13 - 26/07/13)

Innogen Weekly News Roundup (20/07/13 - 26/07/13)

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.


Seeds of doubt (Financial Times)

Monsanto drops GM in Europe (Nature)

GM crops: Public fears over ‘Frankenstein food’ may be easing, Independent poll reveals (Independent)

GM crops: campaigners in Ghana accuse US of pushing modified food (Guardian)


The Trans-Pacific Partnership and Innovation in the Bioeconomy: The Need for 12 Years of Data Protection for Biologics (Bio)

Why The JOBS Act Is A Lifesaver For Life Sciences Companies (Forbes)

Great Graphic: European Unemployment and Science and Technology (Business Insider)

Food & Energy Security

CIA spooks investigate geoengineering to fix climate (New Scientist)

Biofuels: How Research Has Evolved with Government Policy (Oxbridge Biotech)

Criminalization of food sovereignty defenders: Old and new trends (UNU)

Genes & Genomics

Myriad sues over BRCA1/BRCA2 gene patents (CBA National Magazine)

7 Takeaways From Supreme Court’s Gene Patent Decision (National Geographic)

Stem cells reprogrammed using chemicals alone (Nature)

Global Health & Development

Use emerging technologies, social media, for development: Sam Pitroda (AOL)

Innovation in Zambia & transportation in South Africa (BBC World Service)


Does Biomedical Research Benefit the Patient? (Oxbridge Biotech)

Could tuberculosis DNA recovered from a 200 year-old mummy provide doctors with new ways to treat the disease? (Daily Mail)

A new weapon against stroke (Science Codex)

Science & Technology

Demos and the politics of science (Guardian)

Synthetic Biology

Yikes! Three Skin-Crawling Dishes That Combine Fine Dining and Synthetic Biology (Wired)