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Department of Energy Research and Innovation Act (HR 589, 115th Congress)

  • Government
  • Elected Body
  • Nanotechnology

Establishes Department of Energy policy for science and energy research and development programs, and reforms National Laboratory management and technology transfer programs.

Updated last March 31, 2017
for the 01/30/2017 version of HR 589

FDA Regulation of Intentionally Altered Genomic DNA in Animals (Draft Guidance)

  • Government
  • Agency
  • Genetics/Genomics

Clarifies FDA’s requirements and recommendations for producers and developers of genetically engineered animals and their products, and expands the scope of the guidance to include animals intentionally altered through use of genome editing techniques.

Updated last January 25, 2017
for the January 2017 Draft Guidance.

National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production Act (HR 520 / S 145, 115th Congress)

  • Government
  • Elected Body
  • Nanotechnology

Requires the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture to more efficiently develop domestic sources of the minerals and mineral materials of strategic and critical importance to the economic and national security and manufacturing competitiveness of the United States, and for other purposes.

Updated last April 14, 2017
for the 01/13/2017 version of HR 520.

Rapid DNA Act of 2017 (HR 510 / S 139, 115th Congress)

  • Government
  • Elected Body
  • Genetics/Genomics

Establishes a system for integration of Rapid DNA instruments for use by law enforcement to reduce violent crime and reduce the current DNA analysis backlog.

Updated last January 30, 2017
for the 01/12/2017 versions of HR 510 and S 139.

Cybersecurity Best Practices for Modern Vehicles

  • Government
  • Agency
  • Robotics/AI

Proposes guidance for improving motor vehicle cybersecurity to prevent and speed recovery from cyber-attacks.

Updated last June 13, 2017
for the 10/16/2016 version of the proposed guidance.

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