Original Development Brief – Expands the ability of workplace wellness programs to collect personalized genetic information from employees but still remain in compliance with the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act, the American Disabilities Act, and the Public Health Service Act.
Expands the eligibility for the Department of Veterans Affairs's family caregiver program to include families of veterans who were seriously injured or became ill prior to September 11, 2001, and specifies when certain benefits may be awarded.
Seeks to advance the development of an adequate evidence base for genetic tests to improve patient care and treatment. Additionally, recommends a framework for decision-making regarding the use of genetic tests in clinical care.
Directs the Department of Veterans Affairs to furnish mental and behavioral health care to certain individuals discharged or released from the active military, naval, or air service under conditions other than honorable.
Original Development Brief – Decides that The Regents of the University of California’s and The Broad Institute’s patents on CRISPR-Cas9 technology do not interfere with one another and are thus separately patentable.