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The latest developments around the fields of

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

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.

CRISPR-Cas9 and Genome Editing

  • Science
  • Genetics/Genomics

Original Development Brief – Facilitates precise, inexpensive, and easily programmable editing of genomic DNA.

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.

Ellie's Law (HR 1648, 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.

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