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December 5, 2012

Trends in American and European Press Coverage of Synthetic Biology: 20082011

Tracking the years 2008-2011

Press coverage of synthetic biology in the United States and Europe increased significantly between 2008 and 2011, according to this report from the Synthetic Biology Project, Trends in American and European Press Coverage of Synthetic Biology: 2008 – 2011.

The report builds on the project’s earlier study of press coverage in the United States and Europe during the 2003-2008 period.

The new report finds an increase in the sheer number of articles about synthetic biology. It further finds that this coverage is driven by high-profile events and that there are growing similarities in how the technology is covered in the United States and Europe.

The report also highlights key recommendations from recent reports focused on the press and public engagement.