Innogen · News · October 4, 2013

Innogen Weekly News Roundup (28/09/13 - 04/10/13)

Innogen Weekly News Roundup (28/09/13 - 04/10/13)

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 Losses Can Be Addressed With Biotech’ (All Africa)

Africa and GMO crops (Ag Professional)

Monsanto: seeds of doubt (Financial Times)


Life sciences drought to end as IPOs flow in US (Scotland on Sunday)

Brazil and Biotech: an e-Book (Nature)

An industrial biotechnology revolution? – greener manufacturing (Materials World)

Norfolk MP George Freeman leads call for ‘age of enterprise’ (Norwich Evening News)

IP matters: intangible intellectual property rights are driving innovation and economic growth (Science Business)

Benefits of Intellectual Property Rights to Innovators (All Africa)

Food & Energy Security

World leaders must act faster on climate change (Financial Times)

A brief history of climate science (The Conversation)

Genes & Genomics

Chromosome X-Shape Not Accurate Representation, New Imaging Technique Reveals (Medical Daily)

Global public health in an age of genomics (PHG Foundation)

US firm patents DNA-analysis tool for planning a baby (New Scientist)

Global Development

Science, Technology Innovations to Eradicate Disease, Poverty Worldwide (All Africa)

Global development podcast: Big ideas for development after 2015 (Guardian)

Developing countries limited by simple exports – UNCTAD (Business World)

Assisting countries in avoiding the pitfalls of transfer pricing (Guardian)

Global Health

GM bacteria ‘could eliminate’ sleeping sickness (SciDevNet)

New approach to global health challenges (MIT News)

On women’s health, we can’t wait any longer (Reuters AlertNet)

Phase I trial of novel AIDS vaccine begins


How a Tax On Medical Devices United Political Rivals (NPR)

Why We Should Look Forward To Living To 120 And Beyond (Forbes)


Pharma policy needs a cure (Financial Express)

Pharmaceutical companies lead over 220 partnerships to strengthen health systems (The Financial)

Public-Private Partnerships Promise a Bright Future for the African Pharmaceutical Industry (All Africa)

Science & Technology

‘Science is not finished until it’s communicated’ – UK chief scientist (RTCC)

Synthetic Biology

Synthetic biologists probe biochar’s impact on microbial signalling (Nanowerk)