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Future Trends in Synthetic Biology: What to Expect in Asia
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  • Ning Mao,
  • Chueh Loo Poh,
  • Wen Shan Yew,
  • Matthew Chang
Ning Mao
Singapore Consortium for Synthetic Biology
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Chueh Loo Poh
Singapore Consortium for Synthetic Biology
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Wen Shan Yew
Singapore Consortium for Synthetic Biology
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Matthew Chang
Singapore Consortium for Synthetic Biology
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Abstract

Synthetic biology research and technology translation has garnered increasing interest from the governments and private investors in Asia, where the technology has great potential in driving a sustainable bio-based economy. This Perspective reviews the latest developments and future directions in synthetic biology research and applications, with highlights of important developments from Asia. It also suggests plans for more effective multi-lateral collaborations that promote a sustainable development of the field and mitigate potential biosecurity risks. Through these discussions, stakeholders from different groups, including academia, industry and government, are expectantly better positioned to contribute towards the establishment of innovation and bio-economy hubs in Asia.

Peer review status:ACCEPTED

01 Oct 2020Submitted to Advanced Genetics
01 Oct 2020Submission Checks Completed
01 Oct 2020Assigned to Editor
02 Oct 2020Reviewer(s) Assigned
30 Nov 2020Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
01 Dec 2020Editorial Decision: Revise Minor
11 Jan 20211st Revision Received
11 Jan 2021Submission Checks Completed
11 Jan 2021Assigned to Editor
11 Jan 2021Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
21 Jan 2021Editorial Decision: Accept