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The latest developments around the fields of

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  • 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.

Veteran Overmedication Prevention Act of 2017 (S 992, 115th Congress)

  • Government
  • Agency
  • Elected Body
  • Neuroscience

Directs the Department of Veterans Affairs to conduct an independent review of the deaths of certain veterans by suicide, with special attention to whether those veterans had post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, military sexual trauma, and other anxiety and depressive disorders.

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