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The latest developments around the fields of

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

Childhood Cancer STAR Act of 2018 (S 292, 115th Congress)

  • Government
  • Elected Body
  • Genetics/Genomics

Original Development Brief – Amends a series of sections throughout the Public Health Service Act to improve the treatment and understanding of pediatric cancers and late effects for survivors and their families.

Updated last April 4, 2018
for the 03/26/2018 version of S 292.

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.

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.

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