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The latest developments around the fields of

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

Advancing Hope Act of 2016 (Public Law 114-229)

  • Elected Body
  • Executive
  • Statute
  • Genetics/Genomics

Original Development Brief – Temporarily renews and modifies the FDA Priority Review Voucher Program for rare pediatric diseases.

Updated last November 15, 2016
for Public Law 114-229.

Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016 (Public Law 114-113)

  • Government
  • Elected Body
  • Executive
  • Statute
  • Genetics/Genomics

Original Development Brief – Disqualifies research involving genetically modified human embryos from applying for investigational new drug exemptions.

Updated last November 9, 2016
for Public Law 114-113.

Prostate Cancer Misdiagnosis Elimination Act of 2016 (HR 5763, 114th Congress)

  • Government
  • Elected Body
  • Genetics/Genomics

Original Development Brief – Clarifies the treatment of certain DNA Specimen Provenance Assay tests as reasonable and necessary for the diagnosis or treatment of illness for coverage under the Medicare program. 

Updated last November 7, 2016
for the 07/13/16 version of HR 5763.

Women's Preventive Health Awareness Campaign (HR 2355, 114th Congress)

  • Government
  • Elected Body
  • Genetics/Genomics

Original Development Brief – Provides a national women’s preventive health outreach and educational campaign, and specifically addresses genetic counseling and BRCA testing. 

Updated last October 31, 2016
for the 05/15/2015 version of HR 2355

Uniting Families Act of 2016 (HR 5742, 114th Congress)

  • Government
  • Elected Body
  • Genetics/Genomics

Original Development Brief – Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to allow the admission of certain sons and daughters of citizens of the United States who are or have served in the Armed Forces abroad.

Updated last October 25, 2016
for the 07/12/2016 version of H.R. 5742.

FDA Guidance on Microbial Vectors for Gene Therapy (Final Guidance)

  • Government
  • Agency
  • Genetics/Genomics

Original Development Brief – Specifies information that should be included with Investigational New Drug submissions for Microbial Vectors for Gene Therapy in humans.

Updated last October 19, 2016
for the 09/16/2016 Final Guidance.

National Cancer Moonshot Initiative

  • Government
  • Agency
  • Executive
  • Genetics/Genomics

Original Development Brief – Aims to accelerate advancements in cancer prevention and treatment, in part by leveraging new genomic technologies.

Updated last October 11, 2016
for the 01/12/2016 Initiative.

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