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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. 

Updated last May 22, 2017
for the 2/15/17 version of S 338.

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.

Updated last May 19, 2017
for Public Law 115-31.

CRISPR-Cas9 and Genome Editing

  • Science
  • Genetics/Genomics

Original Development Brief – Facilitates precise, inexpensive, and easily programmable editing of genomic DNA.

Updated last May 17, 2017

Preserving Employee Wellness Programs Act (HR 1313, 115th Congress)

  • Government
  • Elected Body
  • Genetics/Genomics

Original Development Brief – Expands the ability of workplace wellness programs to collect personalized genetic information from employees but still remain in compliance with the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act, the American Disabilities Act, and the Public Health Service Act.

Updated last March 30, 2017
for the 03/02/2017 version of HR 1313.

An Evidence Framework for Genetic Testing (NASEM Report)

  • Government
  • Agency
  • Genetics/Genomics

Seeks to advance the development of an adequate evidence base for genetic tests to improve patient care and treatment. Additionally, recommends a framework for decision-making regarding the use of genetic tests in clinical care.

Updated last April 24, 2017
for the 03/27/2017 report.

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