Innogen · News · September 20, 2013

Innogen Weekly News Roundup (14/09/13 - 20/09/13)

Innogen Weekly News Roundup (14/09/13 - 20/09/13)

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.


Growing Controversy Over GMO Bananas (All Africa)

Africa shouldn’t take GM crops lightly, but neither can it ignore their potential (Guardian)

USDA weighing what to do in case of GMO alfalfa contamination (Global Post)


What can Patents and Scientific Papers Tell You About Global Supply Chains? (Wired)

Green economy: will it ever be people, planet and profit? (Guardian)

Food & Energy Security

India and US retreat from battle over food security (Financial Times)

Sustainable energy for all is no just about dishing out cookstoves (Guardian)

Genes & Genomics

Breast cancer gene patents: the Canadian story (CBC)

DNA Double Take (New York Times)

Global Health & Development

On the trail of sleeping sickness (Aljazeera)

South-South Cooperation: A must! (Cool Age)

Internet access is a vital healthcare tool (Reuters)

Sustainable development: business has a long way to go (Guardian)

Why dry academic journals are not the only source on development (Guardian)

Four key questions on creating country ownership for health projects (Guardian)

The age of public-private collaboration (Federal Times)

Talk point: what value should we place on water in developing countries?

Food crisis fears prompt UN wake-up call to world leaders (Guardian)

Meeting Global Development Goals Requires More Cross-Sector Partnerships (HuffPost)

Aid quality, not quantity: the new challenge of global development (Guardian)


New Hope for H.I.V. Vaccine (New York Times)

CDC Threat Report: Yes, Agricultural Antibiotics Play a Role in Drug Resistance (Wired)

Regenerative Medicine, Global Aging Were Hot Topics At Life Science Conference in Stockholm (Forbes)

Innovation Systems

The Innovation Curriculum: STEM, STEAM Or SEA? (Forbes)

Innovation: Superpowered invention (Nature)

Innovation: Bridging the market gap (Nature)


Adaptive Clinical Trials for Overcoming Research Challenges (News Medical)