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The latest developments around the fields of

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

Patients First Act of 2017 (HR 2918, 115th Congress)

  • Government
  • Elected Body
  • Genetics/Genomics
  • Neuroscience

Original Development Brief – Promotes and facilitates stem cell research showing evidence of substantial clinical benefit to patients, while placing restrictions on the creation, injury, and destruction of embryos for such research.

Updated last October 19, 2017
for the 06/15/2017 version of HR 2918.

Genetically Engineered Salmon Labeling Act (S 1528, 115th Congress)

  • Government
  • Agency
  • Elected Body
  • Genetics/Genomics

Original Development Brief – Requires additional labeling of genetically engineered salmon in the marketplace and calls for independent review of FDA environmental assessments leading to the approval of fish genetically engineered for human consumption.

Updated last September 21, 2017
for the 07/11/2017 version of S 1528.

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.

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