Innogen · News · November 8, 2013

Innogen Weekly News Roundup (02/11/13 - 08/11/13)

Innogen Weekly News Roundup (02/11/13 - 08/11/13)

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.


Syngenta launches novel seed treatment insecticide (AG Professional)

Common Agricultural Policy: how will it affect you? (Farming UK)

How Monsanto and Friends Put the Frankenstein in Frankenfoods (OpEdNews)

Farmers could cut emissions while boosting production (SciDevNet)

Warning labels for safe stuff (Economist)

Agricultural research across Africa (News Afrique Informations)

Crop roundup (


Good news for the green economy (Business Green)

Why sustainable supply chains make business sense (Guardian)

Green economy creates jobs, GreenItaly report shows (Gazzetta del Sud)

Food & Energy Security

Top climate scientists write letter supporting development of nuclear power (Examiner)

Can Biofuels Make Your White Castle Slider More Expensive? (National Journal)

Gene & Genomics

J Craig Venter sequenced the human genome. Now he wants to convert DNA into a digital signal (Wired)

DNA barcoding reveals herbal pill contamination (New Scientist)

Massive DNA volunteer hunt begins (BBC)

Global Development

Time for New Revolutions in Global Health Care (Huffington Post)

Close-up of virus could ease HIV vaccine research (Los Angeles Times)

Researchers on the way to find cure against African sleeping sickness (News Medical)

Climate to widen sleeping sickness risk to southern Africa (Business Recorder)


How Nanotechnology Can Advance Regenerative Medicine (Hispanic Business)

Orphan diseases on the viewfinder (

Lifesaving Medical Devices Get New FDA IDs for Safety Tracking (Forbes)

Innovation Systems

Innovation will shape our future, says Rupert Murdoch (Business Day)

The cult of innovation (Al Jazeera)


29% of large trials unpublished after five years (PharmaTimes)

Partnership for medicine trials (Herald Scotland)

Pharma profits not to surpass expectations: David Pezarkar (Economic Times)

Invest in Pharma? Maybe Got To Vegas Instead. (Forbes)

Pharma fighting back (Investors Chronicle)

Pfizer slams UK drug pricing plan (PM Live)

Science and Technology

The Independent View: The future of social science (Lib Dem Voice)

Humanities and Science Must Work Together (New York Times)

Synthetic Biology

Synthetic biology raises questions about future of life (Silicon Republic)

Synthetic biology enterprise boost as new funds opens for business (Nanowerk)