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The latest developments around the fields of

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

First Look: Accelerating Biomedical Research Act (HR 5455, 115th Congress)

  • Government
  • Agency
  • Elected Body
  • Genetics/Genomics
  • Neuroscience

Allows for budget increases for the National Institutes of Health in excess of established spending limits in the event that Congress appropriates such excess funds to that agency.

Updated last April 25, 2018
for the 04/10/2018 version of HR 5455.

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.

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