Innogen · News · September 13, 2013

Innogen Weekly News Roundup (08/09/13 - 13/09/13)

Innogen Weekly News Roundup (08/09/13 - 13/09/13)

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 Insects Proposed As An Alternative To Chemical Pesticides, But Raise Health Concerns (Medical Daily)

Experts underline need for adopting GM crops (Hindustan Times)

Take a decision on GM food crops on scientific proof: Monsanto (Business Standard)

Genetically Modified Food: Good, Bad, Ugly (Chronicle of Higher Education)

GM – the next generation (Scottish Farmer)

GM crops – Part 1: The truth about genetically modified foods (Money Life)

GM crops – Part 2: The myth about food security (Money Life)

India Should Create The Proposed Biotechnology Regulatory Agency, Despite Its Serious Flaws (Forbes)

The “Monsanto Protection Act” gets extended (Salon)

Africa’s emerging agricultural class’s courtship with foreign manufacturers (Mail & Guardian)

GM crop field testing needed (Ag Professional)


Green Economy: Consumers Still Hesitate (Fiscal Times)

Should a green economy be a growing one? (Reuters AlertNet)

Food & Energy Security

Biofuels honesty is in the eye of the beholder (EurActiv)

‘GM Technology only option for food security’ (Indian Express)

Should Food Feed People or Cars? (Huffington Post)

MEP welcomes Europe’s move to cap crop-based biofuels (Herald Scotland)

EU Parliament votes to cap ‘traditional’ biofuels (Farmers Guardian)

Global Health & Development

Global Voices: Developing countries need developed minds (Times Colonist)

Tanzania: Aids Takes Toll On Health in Developing Countries (All Africa)

10 ways to build a sustainable future (Guardian)

CDC warns of complacency on global health issues (Washington Times)

The Race to Improve Global Health (New York Times)

UK DfID awards IVCC £12 million to develop new insecticides to fight malaria (News Medical)

UCLA find social media may help increase HIV prevention (Vaccine News Daily)

New AIDS vaccine may clear HIV from body (Business Standard)

Africa: U.S. Disease Scientist Cites Three Threats to Global Health (All Africa)


Stem Cell Treatments Overtake Science (New York Times)

Rare disease treatments risk being ‘entirely out of patients’ reach’, say MPs (BioNews)

Innovation Systems

Poor countries can no longer rely on exports to fuel growth, warns Unctad (Guardian)


Should Pharma Companies Give Up Discovery Research? (Forbes)

Of Conflicts and Clinical Trials: Researchers Report New Results (Science Insider)

Eli Lilly sues Canada on drug patents (Politico)

Science & Technology

Stem-cell banks enable wealth to free ‘backup version’ of their adult selves (Telegraph)

BBC radio presenter: Network dumbs down science content (UPI)

Hackles rise over privatization plan (Nature)

Policy: A single market for European research (Nature)

Emotions Analytics to Transform Human-Machine Interaction (Wired)

Scientific societies face ‘modern challenges’ (e! Science News)

Innogen Associates

Marianna Mazzucato: States ‘missing out on gains from science funding’ (SciDevNet)