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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 (Coming Soon)
  • 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.

CRISPR-Cas9 and Genome Editing

  • Science
  • Genetics/Genomics

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

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.

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.

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