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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.

Guidelines for Chronic Use of Opioid Analgesics (Model Policy)

  • Other
  • Neuroscience

Original Development Brief – Revises the Federation of State Medical Boards’s Model Policy for the prescription of opioid pain relievers, in accordance with recent scientific evidence and expert opinion, to guide medical professionals in the effective and responsible prescription of opioid analgesics.

Updated last August 10, 2017
for the April 2017 Guidelines.

Preventing Cognitive Decline and Dementia: A Way Forward (NASEM Report)

  • Other
  • Neuroscience

Assesses the current state of knowledge on interventions to prevent cognitive decline and dementia, and informs future research in this area, and provides recommendations of appropriate content for inclusion in public health messages from the National Institute on Aging.

Updated last August 16, 2017
for the 2017 report.

Genomic Sampling and Management of Genomic Data (Draft Guidance)

  • Other
  • Genetics/Genomics

Original Development Brief – Creates an international guideline for genomic sampling and the management of genomic data in clinical studies to harmonize standards and enable globally consistent research.

Updated last July 19, 2016
for the 12/10/15 draft guidance noticed via the federal register on 6/3/16