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The latest developments around the fields of

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

Equal Employment Opportunity Restoration Act of 2016 (HR 5692, 114th Congress)

  • Government
  • Elected Body
  • Genetics/Genomics

Original Development Brief – Restores group actions for claims arising under the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Disabilities Act of 1990, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008.

Updated last November 17, 2016
for the 07/08/2016 version of H.R. 5692.

Survivors’ Bill of Rights Act 2016 (Public Law 114-236)

  • Government
  • Elected Body
  • Executive
  • Statute
  • Genetics/Genomics

Original Development Brief – Enumerates legal rights available to survivors of sexual assault, including heightened control over their own evidence kits, and specifies how states may win grants to disseminate these rights. 

Updated last November 16, 2016
for Public Law 114-236.

Advancing Hope Act of 2016 (Public Law 114-229)

  • Elected Body
  • Executive
  • Statute
  • Genetics/Genomics

Original Development Brief – Temporarily renews and modifies the FDA Priority Review Voucher Program for rare pediatric diseases.

Updated last November 15, 2016
for Public Law 114-229.

Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016 (Public Law 114-113)

  • Government
  • Elected Body
  • Executive
  • Statute
  • Genetics/Genomics

Original Development Brief – Disqualifies research involving genetically modified human embryos from applying for investigational new drug exemptions.

Updated last November 9, 2016
for Public Law 114-113.

Prostate Cancer Misdiagnosis Elimination Act of 2016 (HR 5763, 114th Congress)

  • Government
  • Elected Body
  • Genetics/Genomics

Original Development Brief – Clarifies the treatment of certain DNA Specimen Provenance Assay tests as reasonable and necessary for the diagnosis or treatment of illness for coverage under the Medicare program. 

Updated last November 7, 2016
for the 07/13/16 version of HR 5763.

Women's Preventive Health Awareness Campaign (HR 2355, 114th Congress)

  • Government
  • Elected Body
  • Genetics/Genomics

Original Development Brief – Provides a national women’s preventive health outreach and educational campaign, and specifically addresses genetic counseling and BRCA testing. 

Updated last October 31, 2016
for the 05/15/2015 version of HR 2355

Uniting Families Act of 2016 (HR 5742, 114th Congress)

  • Government
  • Elected Body
  • Genetics/Genomics

Original Development Brief – Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to allow the admission of certain sons and daughters of citizens of the United States who are or have served in the Armed Forces abroad.

Updated last October 25, 2016
for the 07/12/2016 version of H.R. 5742.

FDA Guidance on Microbial Vectors for Gene Therapy (Final Guidance)

  • Government
  • Agency
  • Genetics/Genomics

Original Development Brief – Specifies information that should be included with Investigational New Drug submissions for Microbial Vectors for Gene Therapy in humans.

Updated last October 19, 2016
for the 09/16/2016 Final Guidance.

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