Innogen · News · August 23, 2013

Innogen Weekly News Roundup (17/08/13 - 23/08/13)

Innogen Weekly News Roundup (17/08/13 - 23/08/13)

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.


Agricultural Innovation, In Reverse – Waste As A Resource: Q&A With Ashoka Fellow Alex Eaton

Pesticide risks need more research and regulation (Reuters AlertNet)

Genetically modified crops pass benefits to weeds (Nature)

Nurturing change: making agricultural policy work for smallholder farms (Guardian)

U.S. farm, food groups want better oversight of GMO field trials (Reuters)


GM food challenge to life sciences companies (The Courier)

Food & Energy Security

Dundee scientists in biofuels breakthrough (The Courier)

Genes & Genomics

Fruit flies: a very distant cousin (Guardian)

In genomics, a need to balance science and privacy (Washington Post)

Rich nations not collaborating in genomics for public health, says OECD (PharmaTimes)

Global Health & Development

Development research: the shape of things to come (Guardian)

Can African Healthcare Systems Handle Growing Economies? (Ventures)

Memo to the UN: accountability is key to effective development goals (Guardian)

How consumer technology proliferation is disrupting the development industry (Guardian)

Early step in sleeping sickness cure (BBC)


Implant can scan, stimulate brain (GMA News)

FDA Issues Guidelines On Wireless Medical Devices (Information Week)

Reinventing Life Science Startups: Medical Devices and Digital Health (Forbes)

New cell technique could lead to repairs in damaged DNA (The Australian)

Innovation Systems

Medical Innovation: Three Questions And An Observation (Forbes)

The Role of the State in Developing Countries under Attack from New FTAs (IPS News)

Reinventing Life Science Startups: Evidence-Based Entrepreneurship (Forbes)


ABPI launches clinical-trial disclosure toolkit (PharmaTimes)

26 new drugs permitted for sale without trials in India (Economic Times)

Reinventing Life Science Startups: Therapeutics And Diagnostics (Forbes)

Subject to question (Nature)

Controversial Biosimilar Legislation Heats Up In California (Forbes)

Science & Technology

5 Body Parts Scientists Can 3-D Print (Popular Science)

Sequestration Forces Scientist to Euthanize His Genetically Modified Rabbits (Huffington Post)

What do you think people think about science and technology? (The Conversation)

Innogen Associates

Mariana Mazzucato: Why innovation needs the help of an active state (Financial Times)