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The latest developments around the fields of

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

Scientific Integrity Act (S 338, 115th Congress)

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

Original Development Brief – Requires creation of scientific integrity policies by federal agencies that fund or conduct scientific research, under the guidance of principles established by the Office of Science and Technology Policy. 

Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2017 (Public Law 115-31)

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

Original Development Brief – Appropriates Federal Fiscal Year 2017 funding, and includes special provisions related to gene editing, precision medicine, Zika virus, opioids, mental health, and unmanned aerial vehicles.

Innovation Corps Act of 2017 (HR 1576, 115th Congress)

  • Government
  • Elected Body
  • Robotics/AI

Directs the Secretary of Commerce to establish a job-training grant program for workers displaced by automation and to establish an Innovation Corps to enable recent college graduates to volunteer in job-training programs for workers displaced by automation.

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