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The latest developments around the fields of

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

Pups for Patriots Act of 2017 (HR 3335, 115th Congress)

  • Government
  • Elected Body
  • Neuroscience

Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a pilot program to enter into contracts with qualified nonprofit organizations to provide service dogs to eligible veterans with a mental health mobility disorder related to post-traumatic stress or traumatic brain injury.

Genetically Engineered Salmon Labeling Act (S 1528, 115th Congress)

  • Government
  • Elected Body
  • Genetics/Genomics

Requires that genetically engineered salmon be labeled as "Genetically Engineered" or "GE", and requires that the Department of Health and Human Services double check environmental assessments conducted by the Food and Drug Administration on genetically engineered finfish.

Preventing Cognitive Decline and Dementia: A Way Forward (NASEM Report)

  • Other
  • Neuroscience

Assesses the current state of knowledge on interventions to prevent cognitive decline and dementia, and informs future research in this area, and provides recommendations of appropriate content for inclusion in public health messages from the National Institute on Aging.

National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 (HR 2810 / S 1519, 115th Congress)

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

Authorizes appropriations for fiscal year 2018 for military activities of the Department of Defense and for military construction; establishes certain requirements and programs related to traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress disorder, chronic traumatic encephalopathy, artificial intelligence, drones, and biological engineering / genetic enhancement.

Providing for Congressional Disapproval under Chapter 8 of Title 5, United States Code, of the Rule Submitted by the Social Security Administration Relating to Implementation of the NICS Improvement Amendments Act of 2007 (Public Law 115-8)

  • Government
  • Agency
  • Elected Body
  • Executive
  • Statute
  • Neuroscience

Original Development Brief – Repeals the rule that required the Social Security Administration to report persons with certain mental disabilities to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System.

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