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The latest developments around the fields of

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Wildfire Airspace Protection Act of 2017 (HR 1138, 115th Congress)

  • Government
  • Elected Body
  • Robotics/AI

Amends Title 18 of the United States Code to provide a criminal penalty for launching drones that interfere with fighting wildfires affecting Federal property

Updated last April 3, 2017
for the 02/16/2017 version of HR 1138.

NAS/NAM Human Genome Editing: Science, Ethics, and Governance (Report)

  • Other
  • Genetics/Genomics

Presents a broad overview of the potential of genome editing technology in relation to humans and provides recommendations for best practice and regulatory frameworks that could be applied not only in the US but internationally.

Updated last February 24, 2017
for the 02/14/2014 report.

Childhood Cancer STAR Act (HR 820 / S 292, 115th Congress)

  • Government
  • Elected Body
  • Genetics/Genomics

To maximize discovery, and accelerate development and availability, of promising childhood cancer treatments, and for other purposes.

Updated last February 15, 2017
for the 02/02/2017 versions of HR 820 and S 292.

Department of Energy Research and Innovation Act (HR 589, 115th Congress)

  • Government
  • Elected Body
  • Nanotechnology

Establishes Department of Energy policy for science and energy research and development programs, and reforms National Laboratory management and technology transfer programs.

Updated last March 31, 2017
for the 01/30/2017 version of HR 589

FDA Regulation of Intentionally Altered Genomic DNA in Animals (Draft Guidance)

  • Government
  • Agency
  • Genetics/Genomics

Clarifies FDA’s requirements and recommendations for producers and developers of genetically engineered animals and their products, and expands the scope of the guidance to include animals intentionally altered through use of genome editing techniques.

Updated last January 25, 2017
for the January 2017 Draft Guidance.

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