Ministers appear before bioengineering inquiry

27 January 2010

Minister for Science and Innovation, Lord Drayson, among the witnesses appearing before the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee as part of its inquiry into bioengineering. Watch live from 10.15am.


  • Lord Drayson, Minister for Science and Innovation, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
  • Dan Norris MP, Minister for Rural Affairs and Environment, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
  • Dr Mark Bale, Deputy Director of Health, Science and Bioethics, Department of Health

The inquiry is examining how the UK can maintain a globally competitive position in emerging and existing bioengineering research fields.

The inquiry will focus on three areas: research, translation and regulation. The inquiry will take synthetic biology, stem cells and genetic modification (GM) as areas within which to explore the issues of research, translation and regulation.

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