Innogen · News · January 24, 2014

Innogen Weekly News Roundup (18/01/14 - 24/01/14)

Innogen Weekly News Roundup (18/01/14 - 24/01/14)

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.


Discredited Seralini GMO Study Back In Spotlight As Hastings Center Makes Ethical Stumbles In Ethics Critique (Forbes)

Digital agricultural library project gets funding boost (SciDevNet)

Would you prefer to eat genetically modified eggs, or see day-old chicks destroyed? (The Guardian)

Will Monsanto Become The NSA Of Agriculture? (TechDirt)

Big data, big issues get attention from AFBF (AgriNews)

African livestock ‘top in greenhouse gas emissions’ (SciDevNet)


Europe must set a new renewable energy target (Guardian)

Reasons for optimism about a transition to a greener economy (Guardian)

Food & Energy Security

Agriculture and nutrition: you are what you sow (Guardian)

Global Development

Developing Countries: More Than Economic Rivals and Terror Threats (The Atlantic)

Why US brain drain harms developing countries (Al Jazeera)

Gates sees no poor countries by 2035 (iAfrica)

Sustainable development goals could be at risk by political squabbling (Guardian)

Rural communities embrace big science – and God (News 24)

Global Health

Why the Olympics and Other Mass Gatherings Can Pose Major Global Health Threats (World Post)

Why we love data (Guardian)

EU and South Africa to step up cooperation in science, technology and innovation (AfricanBrains)

Big Data Crushes Anti-Vaccination Movement (Forbes)

HIV vaccine via crowdfunding (iAfrica)


How big data could be used to predict a patient’s future (Guardian)

Mayo Clinic Gets FDA Approval for Stem Cell Trial (KAAL Tv)

Google reveals smart contact lens prototype designed to aid diabetics (Telegraph)

Apple grabs biosensor specialists for wearables drive (Slash Gear)

Immune Modifying Nanoparticle Therapy Reduces Damage After Heart Attack (AZoNano)

2014: The Year of Personalized Medicine (Daily Finance)

Push for regenerative medicine R&D (Japan Times)

Social Media & Cancer Drugs: Conversation, not Promotion (Xconomy)


Big Pharma may threaten to cut S.Africa investment in generics row (Reuters)

Pharmaceutical industry joins disclosure debate (OnMedica)

What Is the Real Drug Development Cost for Very Small Biotech Companies? (GEN)

Study: Drug Developers Are Implementing New Strategies for Use of Comparator Drugs in Clinical Trials (Pharmaceutical Processing)

Are Pharma Companies Really Similar To Tobacco Companies? (Forbes)

Science & Technology

Researchers Develop Turkey-Inspired Biosensors for Identifying Toxins (AZoNano)

Synthetic Biology

5 Unbelievable (but Real) Technologies Made Possible by Synthetic Biology (Daily Finance)