This week on LSCDS #ScienceNews and #Innovation, the UN predicts that the world population will reach 9.7 billion by the year 2050, with sub Saharan Africa accounting for more than half of the global population growth.

And, think you have nothing in common with a cuttlefish? Think again. Biologists discover that the same genes which sculpt human legs are responsible for tentacle formation in cuttlefish.

Lastly, in an effort to revitalize its R&D group, Sanofi will cut almost 500 jobs in cardiovascular research as it continues to drive its focus towards cancer and gene therapy.