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The latest developments around the fields of

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

Fair Employment Protection Act of 2016 (HR 5693, 114th Congress)

  • Government
  • Elected Body
  • Genetics/Genomics

Original Development Brief – Amends the Genetic Information Act of 2008 and other statutes to clarify appropriate liability standards for Federal antidiscrimination claims.

Updated last December 13, 2016
for the 07/08/2016 version of HR 5693.

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.

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.

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