Viscount Ridley

Conservative

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  • Gene Editing: Agriculture and Medicine - Question 27 Mar 2017

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have plans to encourage gene editing in agriculture and medicine.
  • Gene Editing: Agriculture and Medicine - Question 27 Mar 2017

    I thank my noble friend for that reply. Is he aware of widespread concern that, although we are pioneering and leading this essential work using CRISPR and TALEN to edit genes so as to help in both agriculture and medicine, we are falling behind in the race to apply this technology because the use of gene editing in cell therapy for cancer and in producing better crop plants requires and...
  • GovCoin - Question 27 Mar 2017

    Does my noble friend agree that blockchain technology in general has applications far beyond this trial—indeed, all the way across government and society? Are the Government studying the phenomenon to check where it might be useful?

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Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 13 February 2013

Currently held offices

  • Member, Science and Technology Committee (Lords) (since 12 Jun 2014)

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