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The latest developments around the fields of

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

Human Genome Editing: Science, Ethics, and Governance (NASEM Report)

  • Other
  • Genetics/Genomics

Original Development Brief – Examines and provides recommendations on the scientific, ethical, and social issues raised by human genome editing and assesses the capacity of governance systems to ensure the responsible development and use of this technology.

Updated last December 1, 2017
for the 02/14/2017 report.

First Look: DOE's NOPR to FERC on Grid Resiliency Pricing

  • Government
  • Agency
  • Energy

Proposes that certain power plants be offered new pricing dependent on their "resiliency" — defined by having a 90 day supply of fuel on-site —  which FERC later rejects.

Updated last January 12, 2018
for the 01/08/2018 FERC response to DOE.

Protecting Our Infants Act: Report to Congress (SAMHSA Report)

  • Government
  • Agency
  • Statute
  • Neuroscience

Original Development Brief – Provides relevant background information of opioid use disorder, prenatal opioid exposure, and neonatal abstinence syndrome, reviews current activities of the HHS with relation to these issues, and recommends strategies to abate the gaps and obstacles identified in these activities.

Updated last January 5, 2018
for the 05/2017 report.

Power and Security Systems (PASS) Act (Public Law 115-78)

  • Government
  • Statute
  • Energy

Original Development Brief – Extends an exemption to energy conservation standards for external power supplies until 2023 and requires the Department of Energy to rule two years prior to that date on whether such standards or an alternative should actually apply to these devices.

Updated last December 14, 2017
for the 11/02/2017 Public Law.

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