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The latest developments around the fields of

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

Scientific Integrity Act (S 338, 115th Congress)

  • Government
  • Elected Body
  • Energy
  • Genetics/Genomics
  • Nanotechnology
  • Neuroscience
  • Robotics/AI

Original Development Brief – Requires creation of scientific integrity policies by federal agencies that fund or conduct scientific research, under the guidance of principles established by the Office of Science and Technology Policy. 

Updated last May 22, 2017
for the 2/15/17 version of S 338.

Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2017 (Public Law 115-31)

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

Original Development Brief – Appropriates Federal Fiscal Year 2017 funding, and includes special provisions related to gene editing, precision medicine, Zika virus, opioids, mental health, and unmanned aerial vehicles.

Updated last May 19, 2017
for Public Law 115-31.

Veteran Overmedication Prevention Act of 2017 (S 992, 115th Congress)

  • Government
  • Agency
  • Elected Body
  • Neuroscience

Directs the Department of Veterans Affairs to conduct an independent review of the deaths of certain veterans by suicide, with special attention to whether those veterans had post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, military sexual trauma, and other anxiety and depressive disorders.

Updated last June 15, 2017
for the 05/01/2017 version of S 992.

Ellie's Law (HR 1648 / S 1999, 115th Congress)

  • Elected Body
  • Neuroscience

Original Development Brief – Provides for further comprehensive research at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke on unruptured intracranial aneurysms.

Updated last October 30, 2017
for the 03/21/2017 version of HR 1648 and the 10/24/2017 version of S 1999.

Examining Opioid Treatment Infrastructure Act of 2017 (HR 994, 115th Congress)

  • Government
  • Elected Body
  • Neuroscience

Original Development Brief – Directs the Government Accountability Office to evaluate and report on the inpatient and outpatient treatment capacity, availability, and needs of the United States in regard to opioid use disorder.

Updated last April 27, 2017
for the 02/09/2017 version of HR 994.

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