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The latest developments around the fields of

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

Rapid DNA Act of 2017 (Public Law 115-50)

  • Government
  • Statute
  • Genetics/Genomics

Original Development Brief – 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 September 6, 2017
for Public Law 115-50.

Cannabidiol Research Expansion Act (S 1276, 115th Congress)

  • Government
  • Elected Body
  • Neuroscience

Original Development Brief – Requires the Departments of Justice and Health and Human Services to reassess the appropriate drug schedule of cannabidiol and reduces barriers for cannabidiol medical research.

Updated last August 17, 2017
for the 05/25/2017 version of S 1276.

Jessie's Law (S 581, 115th Congress)

  • Government
  • Elected Body
  • Neuroscience

Original Development Brief – Requires the creation of best practices for including information regarding a patient’s opioid use disorder history in certain medical records.

Updated last August 9, 2017
for the 08/04/2017 version of S 581.

Military Asset Protection Act (HR 1968, 115th Congress)

  • Government
  • Elected Body
  • Robotics/AI

Original Development Brief – Gives the Department of Defense more jurisdiction to protect military-related entities from unmanned aircraft.

Updated last August 4, 2017
for the 04/06/2017 version of HR 1968.

Vaccine Safety Study Act (HR 3615, 115th Congress)

  • Government
  • Elected Body
  • Neuroscience

Directs the Department of Health and Human Services to conduct or support a comprehensive study comparing total health outcomes, including risk of autism, in vaccinated populations in the United States with such outcomes in unvaccinated populations in the United States.

Updated last August 14, 2017
for the 07/28/2017 version of HR 3615.

Pre-Existing Conditions Protection Act of 2017 (HR 1121, 115th Congress)

  • Government
  • Elected Body
  • Genetics/Genomics
  • Neuroscience

Original Development Brief – In the event the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is repealed: prohibits the application of health insurance exclusions based on pre-existing conditions, guarantees availability of health insurance for every employer and individual applying for coverage, and prohibits health insurance discrimination based on health status and health status-related factors, including genetic information.

Updated last July 28, 2017
for the 02/16/2017 version of HR 1121.

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