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The latest developments around the fields of

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

Using Genetic Test Results to Evaluate Disability (SSR 16-4p)

  • Government
  • Agency
  • Genetics/Genomics

Original Development Brief – Issues Social Security Administration ruling on how genetic test results are considered in the determination of disability status.

Updated last May 23, 2016
for the 4/13/16 SSR 16-4p

Precision Medicine Initiative

  • Government
  • Executive
  • Genetics/Genomics

Original Development Brief – Aims at customizing patient care by taking into account an individual’s genetics, environment, and lifestyle to develop personalized treatment strategies.

Updated last April 28, 2016
for the 01/20/2015 announced Initiative.

Advancing Targeted Therapies for Rare Diseases Act of 2015 (S 2030, 114th Congress)

  • Government
  • Elected Body
  • Genetics/Genomics

Original Development Brief – Aims to allow sponsors of new drugs to reuse relevant data from previously approved drugs in their applications. Passage would expedite applications for drugs aimed to target and treat genetic diseases.

Updated last April 21, 2016
for the 09/15/2015 version of S 2030.

Adding Zika Virus to the FDA Priority Review Voucher Program Act (Public Law 114–146)

  • Government
  • Elected Body
  • Executive
  • Statute
  • Neuroscience

Original Development Brief – Adds the Zika virus to the list of tropical diseases under the FDA’s priority review voucher program, an incentive program to encourage pharmaceutical companies to develop faster treatments for threatening tropical diseases.

Updated last April 21, 2016
for Public Law 114–146

Aidan’s Law (S 2641/ HR 4692, 114th Congress)

  • Government
  • Elected Body
  • Genetics/Genomics

Original Development Brief – Requires state administration of newborn screening for adrenoleukodystrophy.

Updated last April 13, 2016
for the 03/03/2016 versions of S 2641 and HR 4692.

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