Innogen · News · December 6, 2013

Innogen Weekly News Roundup (30/11/13 - 06/12/13)

Innogen Weekly News Roundup (30/11/13 - 06/12/13)

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 food: After Washington (The Economist)

GM Labels Lose, But So Does Big Food (Bloomberg)

Study Linking Genetically Modified Corn to Rat Tumors Is Retracted (Scientific American)

China rejects 60,000 tons of genetically modified U.S. corn (UPI)

Monsanto confronts devilish public image (Politico)

Why Agricultural Revolution Cannot Ignore Science (Hispanic Business)

Genetically Modified Corn Didn’t Cause Rat Cancer (Bloomberg Businessweek)


‘Green economy’ rhetoric muddying policy waters, say economists (Hill Times)

Why we need a green economy today, and for tomorrow (Hill Times)

Transformation, growth and the green economy (Eco-Business)

UK green policy risks development, say Scots ministers (BBC)


Should bioethicists go ninja? (BioEdge)

Food & Energy Security

Arid parts of Kenya could get more rain as climate shifts – report (Reuters AlertNet)

Climate Change Is Now in the Developing World’s Hands (Slate)

Food-based biofuels allowance to rise by 50% under EU plans (Guardian)

The secret society of warmists (Telegraph)

Genes & Genomics

Gene testing firm 23andMe halts marketing (BBC)

Global Development

Public-private partnerships key to global development challenges (Globe and Mail)

Open Door Policy Needed to Invite More Investments (All Africa)

Biotechnology improves Africa’s water supply (Nanowerk)

Minister Says Science and Technology Crucial for the Country’s Economic Development (All Africa)

Global Health

When It Comes To Global Health You Need Human Resources To Save Human Lives (HuffPost)

Global health: One million deaths

Sleeping sickness: a health scourge that refuses to be put to rest (Guardian)


Stem cell scientist warns on profits (Financial Times)

New UK strategy for rare disease treatments (

Pills of the future (R&D Magazine)

New report analyzes growth and development of stem cell field (News Medical)

Innovation Systems

Will Obamacare Still Spur Entrepreneurship? Economists Weigh In (Reuters)


Pfizer to expand clinical data access to researchers, patients (Reuters)

Science & Technology

Increase science and technology investment, eliminate bureaucracy: Science Advisory Council (Economic Times)

Google’s Growing Patent Stockpile (MIT Technology Review)

A Universe Made of Stories: Why We Need a Science and Technology Dialogue (Scientific American)

Where Science and Policy Meet (The Scientist)

Innogen Associates

Marianna Mazzucato: Serious innovation requires serious state support (Financial Times)