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The latest developments around the fields of

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

Revised Medical Criteria for Evaluating Mental Disorders (Final Rule)

  • Government
  • Agency
  • Neuroscience

Original Development Brief – Updates the criteria used by the Social Security Administration to evaluate claims of mental disorders in application for supplemental security income.

Updated last December 1, 2016
for the 09/26/2016 final rule.

Youth Sports Concussion Act (HR 4460/S 2508, 114th Congress)

  • Government
  • Elected Body
  • Neuroscience

Original Development Brief – Aims to reduce sports-related concussions by making it unlawful to state deceptive claims regarding safety benefits of equipment used for athletic sporting activities. 

Updated last December 1, 2016
for the 2/4/16 version of H.R.4460 & S. 2508.

American Health Care Reform Act of 2015 (HR 2653, 114th Congress)

  • Government
  • Elected Body
  • Genetics/Genomics
  • Neuroscience

Original Development Brief – Repeals the Affordable Care Act; promotes patient-centered healthcare; creates a safe harbor for defendants in medical malpractice; establishes a medical breakthrough fund for scientific research; and restricts funds for embryo-destructive stem cell research, human cloning, and abortion.

Updated last November 21, 2016
for the 06/04/2015 version of H.R. 2653.

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.

No Hero Left Untreated Act (HR 5600, 114th Congress)

  • Government
  • Elected Body
  • Neuroscience

Original Development Brief – Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a pilot program to provide access to magnetic EEG/EKG-guided resonance therapy technology to veterans.

Updated last November 8, 2016
for the 06/28/2016 version of H.R. 5600.

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