Innogen · News · February 14, 2014

Innogen Weekly News Roundup (08/02/14 - 14/02/14)

Innogen Weekly News Roundup (08/02/14 - 14/02/14)

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


Vilsack: Syngenta will sell GM corn strain unapproved by China (Reuters)

GM corn to be grown in Europe: EU due to approve cultivation of pest-resistant maize despite fierce opposition (Daily Mail)

Big Data

Big data and society: The measure of man (Economist)


Science and technology skills key to tackling EU youth unemployment (The Parliament)

Food & Energy Security

Technology alone cannot solve food security issues (SciDevNet)

Genes & Genomics

Integrating genetics and genomics into health care (Australian Life Scientist)

Global Health

Life Lessons From Tanzania (All Africa)

Narrow funding base ‘puts WHO drug programme at risk’ (SciDevNet)

IAVI praises TSRI for new approach to vaccine design (Vaccine News Daily)


French scientists take ‘first steps’ towards personalised gene therapy treatment for breast cancer (Independent)

The CURRY implant that can shrink breast tumours: Device contains a spice that slows growth of cancer cells (Daily Mail)

New wireless brain implant may help wounded soldiers and Alzheimer’s patients (Business Standard)

Children with cancer ‘denied drugs because of EU rules’ (BBC)


Roche Wins Injunction on Biosimilars Copycat Marketing (Wall Street Journal)

Bayer can appeal against rejection of patent: IPAB (Financial Express)

Biotech startups turn chary as AstraZeneca shuts R&D unit (Economic Times)

NIH makes wary return to India (Nature)

Lapses by some pharma cos overshadowed good things: FDA chief (Business Standard)

Pharma sector battling with fraud among job applicants: Report (Economic Times)

‘Scotland offers Indian pharma cos many advantages for clinical trials’ (The Hindu)

Science & Technology

US global share in science and technology eroding fast (Business Standard)

Only science and technology can address today’s challenges: Ansari (Business Standard)

‘I would like science to be high in our value system’ (Business Standard)

How GIFs are changing the way we talk science (The Conversation)

Research councils to double capital funding (Times Higher Education)

English research gets cuts reprieve as ministers hit teaching (Nature)

Synthetic Biology

Synthetic Biology Can Play a Major Role in Turning Natural Gas into Clean Fuel (AZoCleantech)