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FDA 2017 Discussion Paper on Laboratory Developed Tests

  • Agency
  • Genetics/Genomics
  • Neuroscience

Original Development Brief – Proposes future regulatory oversight on LDTs, including a risk-based, phased-in approach, and amends key provisions of the 2014 draft guidance.

Updated last May 23, 2017
for the 01/13/2017 Discussion Paper.

Scientific Integrity Act (S 338, 115th Congress)

  • Government
  • Elected Body
  • Energy (Coming Soon)
  • Genetics/Genomics
  • Nanotechnology
  • Neuroscience
  • Robotics/AI

Original Development Brief – Requires creation of scientific integrity policies by federal agencies that fund or conduct scientific research, under the guidance of principles established by the Office of Science and Technology Policy. 

Updated last May 22, 2017
for the 2/15/17 version of S 338.

Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2017 (Public Law 115-31)

  • Government
  • Elected Body
  • Executive
  • Statute
  • Genetics/Genomics
  • Neuroscience
  • Robotics/AI

Original Development Brief – Appropriates Federal Fiscal Year 2017 funding, and includes special provisions related to gene editing, precision medicine, Zika virus, opioids, mental health, and unmanned aerial vehicles.

Updated last May 19, 2017
for Public Law 115-31.

CRISPR-Cas9 and Genome Editing

  • Science
  • Genetics/Genomics

Original Development Brief – Facilitates precise, inexpensive, and easily programmable editing of genomic DNA.

Updated last May 17, 2017

Ellie's Law (HR 1648, 115th Congress)

  • Elected Body
  • Neuroscience

Original Development Brief – Provides for further comprehensive research at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke on unruptured intracranial aneurysms.

Updated last April 28, 2017
for the 03/21/2017 version of HR 1648.

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