Search SciPol

Brought to you by

Developments

The latest developments around the fields of

  • Energy
  • Genetics/Genomics
  • Nanotechnology
  • Neuroscience
  • Robotics/AI

Amendments to Regulation Under the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (Final Rule)

  • Government
  • Agency
  • Genetics/Genomics

Original Development Brief – Clarifies the extent to which an employer may offer an inducement to an employee for the employee’s spouse to provide information about the spouse’s manifestation of disease or disorder as part of a health risk assessment administered in connection with an employer-sponsored wellness program.

Updated last August 16, 2016
for the 5/17/16 draft

Health Equity and Accountability Act of 2016 (HR 5475, 114th Congress)

  • Government
  • Elected Body
  • Genetics/Genomics

Original Development Brief – Among other aims, seeks to improve the health of minorities, women and children, by addressing genetics. Among other aims, seeks to improve the health of minorities, women and children, by addressing genetics. 

Updated last August 15, 2016
for the 6/14/16 version of H.R. 5475

Administrative Changes and Clauses to USAID Acquisition Regulation (Final Rule)

  • Government
  • Agency
  • Genetics/Genomics

Original Development Brief  Amends multiple elements of the United States Agency for International Development Acquisition Regulation (AIDAR), including creating a requirement that all contracts include a nondiscrimination clause, which addresses genetic information.

Updated last August 10, 2016
for the 07/26/2016 Final Rule.

Advancing Research for Hydrocephalus Act of 2015 (HR 2313, 114th Congress)

  • Government
  • Elected Body
  • Neuroscience

Original Development Brief – Provides guidelines for establishing the National Hydrocephalus Surveillance System, including the potential capture of genetic abnormalities that lead to the condition.

Updated last July 26, 2016
for the 5/13/2015 version of H.R. 2313

Genomic Sampling and Management of Genomic Data (Draft Guidance)

  • Other
  • Genetics/Genomics

Original Development Brief – Creates an international guideline for genomic sampling and the management of genomic data in clinical studies to harmonize standards and enable globally consistent research.

Updated last July 19, 2016
for the 12/10/15 draft guidance noticed via the federal register on 6/3/16

Rapid DNA Act of 2016 (S 2348, 114th Congress)

  • Government
  • Elected Body
  • Genetics/Genomics

Original Development Brief – Aims to create standards for the use of Rapid DNA instruments in law enforcement and criminal investigations.

Updated last July 11, 2016
for the 6/16/16 version of S. 2348.

Pages