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The latest developments around the fields of

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

21st Century Cures Act (Public Law 114-255)

  • Government
  • Elected Body
  • Executive
  • Statute
  • Genetics/Genomics
  • Neuroscience

Original Development Brief – A lengthy and multifaceted bill; its numerous components are ultimately intended to improve public health.

Updated last December 15, 2016
for Public Law 114-255.

Fair Employment Protection Act of 2016 (HR 5693, 114th Congress)

  • Government
  • Elected Body
  • Genetics/Genomics

Original Development Brief – Amends the Genetic Information Act of 2008 and other statutes to clarify appropriate liability standards for Federal antidiscrimination claims.

Updated last December 13, 2016
for the 07/08/2016 version of HR 5693.

Revised Medical Criteria for Evaluating Mental Disorders (Final Rule)

  • Government
  • Agency
  • Neuroscience

Original Development Brief – Updates the criteria used by the Social Security Administration to evaluate claims of mental disorders in application for supplemental security income.

Updated last December 1, 2016
for the 09/26/2016 final rule.

Youth Sports Concussion Act (HR 4460/S 2508, 114th Congress)

  • Government
  • Elected Body
  • Neuroscience

Original Development Brief – Aims to reduce sports-related concussions by making it unlawful to state deceptive claims regarding safety benefits of equipment used for athletic sporting activities. 

Updated last December 1, 2016
for the 2/4/16 version of H.R.4460 & S. 2508.

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