The Washington Post – Glioblastoma, the cancer with which Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) has been diagnosed, is a highly lethal malignancy that killed Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) and Beau Biden, the son of former vice president Joseph Biden. Here is what you need to know.
Endpoints News – Spark Therapeutics is getting a short cut at the FDA for its lead gene therapy program, winning a priority review and a January 12, 2018 deadline for what may well become the first gene therapy approved in the US.
Increasing transparency and citizen engagement with federal power regulatory bodies, including the Department of Energy and its Power Marketing Administrations (PMAs), the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), and federally-held corporations such as the Tennessee Valley Authority.
Original Development Brief – Provides individuals with a legal, enforceable right to see and receive copies, upon request, of the information in their medical and other health records maintained by their health care providers and health plans.
Authorizes appropriations for fiscal year 2018 for military activities of the Department of Defense and for military construction; establishes certain requirements and programs related to traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress disorder, chronic traumatic encephalopathy, artificial intelligence, drones, and biological engineering / genetic enhancement.