Synthetic biology, which involves building synthetic biology tools from scratch, has become an increasingly popular and lucrative area of research.
But as with most new technologies, the field has some serious hiccups ahead of it.
A new report from consulting firm Winton and Associates has found that the vast majority of researchers working in synthetic biology have been involved in research for less than a year.
“Research in the field of synthetic biology has seen rapid growth, and the pace is likely to continue,” Winton & Associates wrote in the report.
“The number of synthetic biologists in the world has grown by more than a third since the start of this century, and has been growing at a compound rate of more than 2,000 per year for the past two years.”
It’s a worrying trend, given that synthetic biology is one of the most promising areas of scientific research.
In fact, synthetic biology researchers are the most sought-after recruits for large companies.
And while the pace of growth in synthetic biologists has slowed considerably in recent years, the report suggests they are not getting enough attention from universities and the wider research community.
There are two big problems with this.
One is that the number of researchers who are doing synthetic biology research has been steadily increasing for a number of years.
There is no real indication that the pace will stop anytime soon, however.
“In some areas, synthetic biologists are being pushed out of the field by competitors who are better equipped and able to make and run successful synthetic biology systems,” Wissner wrote.
“A more sustainable, inclusive, and productive synthetic biology community is urgently needed.”
Winton &s; Associates also said synthetic biologists have also been the focus of a number the country’s most recent funding awards.
This is a concern for the Government, because the Government is currently working to ensure that the synthetic biology sector is supported and that the funding it receives is sustainable and aligned with the need of the research community as a whole.
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