Futures: Innovation Communication as Performative, Normative, and Interest-Driven

  • Sarah R. Davies
  • Maja Horst


In July 2013, the UK government released a press release about its earmarking of an extra £60 million for research in synthetic biology. This, the release said, would help ensure that the UK ‘remains at the forefront of synthetic biology’, and quoted a speech by the Minister for Universities and Science. Synthetic biology was an important technology, not just for the UK but for the world. ‘Indeed’, the Minister said, ‘it has been said that it will heal us, feed us and fuel us’.1


Science Communication Synthetic Biology Social Study Stem Cell Research Embryonic Stem Cell Line 
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  • Sarah R. Davies
    • 1
  • Maja Horst
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Media, Cognition and CommunicationUniversity of CopenhagenKøbenhavn SDenmark

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