Singapore mobilises against Zika cluster

City-state confirms 41 cases in area around building site

Week in Review

Week in Review, August 27

Digital cash push, VW, Jawbone, Sports Direct and miners in news

Brexit offers opportunities to UK science

Britain needs light touch regulation similar to Switzerland to be global leader, writes John Bell

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Powa technology used for retail venture

Actovate aims to transform payments services

Monsanto steps up India cotton dispute

US group pulls new seeds from country in protest over royalties

Earth finds neighbour just 4 light years away

Discovery of nearest planet to ours with potential for life

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Blockchain may help banks renew image

The big appeal is that the technology should save financial companies money, writes Patrick Jenkins

Stratasys STRATYSYS 3D printers to 3D production systems, Stratasys machines

Stratasys eyes 3D printing for jet interiors

Group working on technology to make parts on a much larger scale

Pfizer makes $14bn bet on cancer drugs

Bid for Medivation to build position as leader in oncology

Cambridge fund raises £75m ahead of IPO

Woodford, Winton Ventures and Oman Investment join investors

A fork in the road for driverless cars

Industry is divided on the question of who, or what, has control

Gilead: breaking the fever

It is better to be cheap than stupid

BBC chooses new weather forecaster

MeteoGroup will replace the Met Office

A pesticide ban for bees is justified

The health of pollinators is crucial to the global food supply

RBS cancels Infosys contract

State-backed lender ends tech deal after dropping plans to launch Williams & Glyn as standalone

Cycling moves up a gear in quest for speed

With Rio behind them, teams prepare for the next big challenge

China launches satellite to beat hackers

Long-range encryption test pushes frontiers of data security

Google Fiber changes to wireless channel

Broadband scheme opts for cheaper wireless in strategy shift

Britain’s laboratory doors must stay open

Whatever Brexit means, scientific co-operation with EU must go on

StanChart to remove multiple passwords

Lender to roll out new service to 5m mobile and telephone banking customers this year

Jonathan Faiman — from groceries to oil

Co-founder of Ocado hopes company can disrupt onshore exploration

Scientists welcome Brexit funding commitment

Research community fears exclusion from current EU projects

Sharks hold secret to a longer life

Quest for immortality goes from laughing stock to biotech stock

MoD sets up £800m high-tech weapons fund

Project designed to keep Britain at forefront of military technology

Robotics and VR help heal spinal injuries

Paralysed woman able to move leg again after 13 years

Huawei P9’s dual-lens camera is new focus

Apple will be playing catch-up when it brings out its own version

Why swimming records are being smashed

Technology, fast pools and plain athletic prowess aid progress

A primer for the UK’s industrial strategy

Look to the past as a guide to future UK success

Trump, Clinton and the $15bn tweet

Healthcare stocks show candidates’ rhetoric is hotter than their ability to achieve real change

Ex-Barclays head joins fintech revolution

Jenkins warns high street banks of approaching ‘tsunami’ of new technology

Robotic limbs stride ahead

Cyborg Olympics celebrates life-changing technologies

Cyber security firms’ M&A vulnerability

Deal boom as industry consolidates and private equity groups circle

Woodford’s patient trust feeling poorly

About 40% of WPC is in unquoted companies and two-thirds in healthcare

Can we clean up the Great Pacific Garbage Patch?

Our oceans are awash with tonnes of thrown-away plastic. A young Dutchman may have a solution

GSK and Alphabet seal electrifying tie-up

UK drugmaker and Google owner bring together health and tech to develop electroceuticals

Biogen and Ionis climb on drug trials

Elsewhere, energy stocks enter the red as price of crude oil skids

UK industrial strategy and science

Britain’s research universities are the envy of the world

Four days that shook the digital ad world

Facebook and Google reinforce their dominance in the lucrative online media market

US-UK alliance to tackle antibiotic resistance

Public-private set-up will spend hundreds of millions of dollars over 5 years

Human nose bacteria is powerful antibiotic

Lugdunin kills range of bacteria, including ones resistant to existing drugs

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