Innogen · News · August 16, 2013

Innogen Weekly News Roundup (10/08/13 - 16/08/13)

Innogen Weekly News Roundup (10/08/13 - 16/08/13)

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.


Genetically-Modified Food: Fantastic or ‘Frankenfood’? (Huffington Post)

‘Golden rice’ GM trial vandalised in the Philippines (BBC)

You have quit Europe, now quit India, farmers tell Monsanto (The Hindu)

Science proves the worth of GM crops to Scotland (Scotsman)

New genetically modified wheat trial for Victoria (ABC)


Under the Microscope (Barron’s)


New Privacy Agreement Marks Historic Moment in Bioethics (KQED News)

Food & Energy Security

The promise of advanced biofuels (Christian Science Monitor)

Africa Meets on GMOs (All Africa)

Non-food crops lock up enough calories to feed 4 billion (SciDevNet)

Growing biofuels: how to reap rewards (Guardian)

Genes & Genomics

Nature of nurture? Myriad decoded for non-biochemists (Lexology)

Dad’s genes build placenta: study (Business Standard)

Genes regulation: Long RNAs wire up cancer growth (Nature)

Global Health & Development

Genetically modified rice as medicine (Los Angeles Times)

GM rice delivers antibodies against deadly rotavirus (SciDevNet)

Kenya starts pneumonia vaccine campaign (Reuters AlertNet)

End this neglect of viral hepatitis (Guardian)

How GE Healthcare Is Solving The World’s Most Complex Rural Health Challenges (Forbes)

Development and indigenous peoples: creating community-owned solutions (Guardian)

Addressing ethical, social, and cultural issues in global health research (Medical Xpress)

Development jargon decoded: sustainable development (Guardian)

New Approach Curbs Childhood Deaths in the Developing World (Live Science)


Lyme Disease Vaccine Shows Promise in Clinical Trials (Nature World News)

Promising malaria vaccine shown to be safe in clinical trial (Science Recorder)

Stem cells: what happened to the radical breakthroughs? (Guardian)

Stem cell technology can mass-produce cancer-killing cells to target tumours (Mirror)

Scientists use nanoparticles to regulate DNA interactions in self-assembly, drug-delivery (News Medical)

Is this the future of organ donation? Scientists grow beating mouse heart made from HUMAN stem cells (Daily Mail)

India spurns cancer patents (Nature)

Innovation Systems

Bacteria give lessons in investment economics (BBC)

Public-Private Partnerships Can Transform Africa (All Africa)

Want a Successful Project? 3 Things You Can Learn from Public/Private Partnerships (Forbes)


Pharma companies may get more time to re-label drug (Economic Times)

How much influence does the pharmaceutical industry have on the British economy? (Financial News)

India revokes patents on Allergen eye drugs Ganfort and Combigan (Reuters)

Biomedicine is science – and business (Charlotte Observer)

How Much Does Pharmaceutical Innovation Cost? A Look At 100 Companies (Forbes)

Synthetic Biology

Synthetic Biology to the Next Stage (Laboratory Equipment)

New materials for bio-based hydrogen synthesis: synthetic biology enables spontaneous protein activation (Nanowerk)

Scientists create genetically modified rabbits glowing in dark: Report (Jagran Post)

Innogen Associates

Marianna Mazzucato: Our Idea of a Good Summer Beach Road (Metal Miner)