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The latest developments around the fields of

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

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 / S 2956, 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 June 25, 2018
for the 06/15/2017 version of HR 2918 and the 05/24/2018 version of S 2956.

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.

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