stakeholders, noted Johnson, comprises in itself a way to enrich and enhance the field and its potential as more and more partners share their expertise.

[Synthetic Biology] is a very exciting enabling technology. It […has] the potential to drive a new industrial revolution for the 21st century […,but] we,…both in Britain and across the world, have a responsibility for the right regulatory environment which enables rapid scientific progress whilst ensuring public safety and confidence around… ethical issues.

David Willetts, Minister for Universities and Science, U.K. Government

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