Innogen · News · November 29, 2013

Innogen Weekly News Roundup (23/11/13 - 29/11/13)

Innogen Weekly News Roundup (23/11/13 - 29/11/13)

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.


U.S. agricultural exports threatened by EU pesticide regulation (Tri-State Neighbor)

UK Government Set to Support Monsanto in EU Court (Centre for Research on Globalization)

As opposition to GM grows, companies are turning to mutant breeding (Economic Times)

Agriculture needs to step up and deliver a stronger message on GMOs this holiday (Delta Farm Press)

GM maize crop may get EU green light (Journal)


A Myriad of Tips on Biotech Patent Prosecution (IP Watchdog)

‘Dithering’ on green economy could cost UK billions, warn TUC (Blue & Green Tomorrow)

Africa urged on intellectual property (New Vision)

Scotland plans huge industrial biotech growth (TCE Today)

China’s Path To Green Economy ‘Fraught With Challenges’ (Newsroom America)


Feeding the media beast (BioEdge)

Food & Energy Security

Are We Jumping From the Frying Pan of Hunger Into Fire of GMOs? (All Africa)

How might open data in agriculture help achieve food security?

African Food Sovereignty Alliance on GMOs in Africa (Groundswell)

Burning food crops to produce biofuels is a crime against humanity (Guardian)

Genes & Genomics

Genomics pose ‘daunting’ test for EHRs (HealthcareIT News)

Global Development

Science and Technology to ‘improve citizens’ livelihood (Biztech Africa)

Global Health

Sleeping sickness parasite’s pores act as efficient drug uptake mechanism (Times of India)

Global Health 2035 – A World Converging Within a Generation (All Africa)


‘Doctor in a box’ soon to be used in clinical trials (CTV News)

Innovation Systems

Innovation: It’s Not The Idea, It’s What You Do With It (Forbes)

Innovation projects can be ‘game changers’ (Scotsman)


Pharmacists ask Parliament to fast track crucial Bills (Standard)

Science and Technology

In the Mojave, a scientist-entrepreneur works to ‘re-create Martians’ (Los Angeles Times)

Science and Technology careers “impermeable” says report (HR Director)

Research News

BIS blew its budget, and now the entire higher education sector will have to pay (The Guardian)

Synthetic Biology

UK to Award $6M for Business-led Efforts to Develop Synthetic Biology Tools (Genome Web)