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The latest developments around the fields of

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

Rapid DNA Act of 2016 (S 2348, 114th Congress)

  • Government
  • Elected Body
  • Genetics/Genomics

Original Development Brief – Aims to create standards for the use of Rapid DNA instruments in law enforcement and criminal investigations.

Updated last July 11, 2016
for the 6/16/16 version of S. 2348.

Sexual Assault Survivors’ Rights Act (S 2566, 114th Congress)

  • Government
  • Elected Body
  • Genetics/Genomics

Original Development Brief – Aims to specify rights for sexual assault survivors regarding medical forensic examinations and evidence collection kits, including being informed of a DNA profile match. 

Updated last July 8, 2016
for the 2/23/2016 version of S. 2566

Visa Integrity and Security Act of 2016 (HR 5203, 114th Congress)

  • Government
  • Elected Body
  • Genetics/Genomics

Original Development Brief – Expands background checks to include DNA testing and other measures to improve immigration security and detect visa fraud.  

Updated last June 13, 2016
for the 05/12/2016 version of HR 5203.

Genetically Engineered Salmon Labeling Act (HR 4713, 114th Congress)

  • Government
  • Elected Body
  • Genetics/Genomics

Original Development Brief – Requires genetically modified salmon to be labeled accordingly and calls for independent scientific review of FDA activities relating to AquAdvantage Salmon.

Updated last June 2, 2016
for the 03/03/2016 version of HR 4713.

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.

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