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The latest developments around the fields of

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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Genomic Sampling and Management of Genomic Data (Draft Guidance)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for the 12/10/15 draft guidance noticed via the federal register on 6/3/16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.

Sexual Assault Survivors’ Rights Act (S 2566, 114th Congress)

  • Government
  • Elected Body
  • Genetics/Genomics

Original Development Brief – Aims to specify rights for sexual assault survivors regarding medical forensic examinations and evidence collection kits, including being informed of a DNA profile match. 

Updated last July 8, 2016
for the 2/23/2016 version of S. 2566

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