New inquiry into bio-engineering launched
16 November 2009
The Commons Science and Technology Committee announces its inquiry into bio-engineering, examining how the UK can maintain a globally competititve position in emerging and existing bio-engineering research fields
The inquiry will focus on synthetic biology, stem cells and genetic modification in order to explore the issues of research, translation and regulation.
The Committee invites written evidence by 4 December on the following issues:
- what is the UK’s research capacity
- how easy is it to translate and commercialise research
- how do UK and international regulations affect research and translation
- how can the UK maintain and grow its internationally competitive position
The inquiry will also hold two oral evidence sessions in January 2010.
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