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The latest developments around the fields of

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  • Genetics/Genomics
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  • Robotics/AI

Genomic Sampling and Management of Genomic Data (Draft Guidance)

  • Other
  • Genetics/Genomics

Original Development Brief – Creates an international guideline for genomic sampling and the management of genomic data in clinical studies to harmonize standards and enable globally consistent research.

Updated last July 19, 2016
for the 12/10/15 draft guidance noticed via the federal register on 6/3/16

Rapid DNA Act of 2016 (S 2348, 114th Congress)

  • Government
  • Elected Body
  • Genetics/Genomics

Original Development Brief – Aims to create standards for the use of Rapid DNA instruments in law enforcement and criminal investigations.

Updated last July 11, 2016
for the 6/16/16 version of S. 2348.

Sexual Assault Survivors’ Rights Act (S 2566, 114th Congress)

  • Government
  • Elected Body
  • Genetics/Genomics

Original Development Brief – Aims to specify rights for sexual assault survivors regarding medical forensic examinations and evidence collection kits, including being informed of a DNA profile match. 

Updated last July 8, 2016
for the 2/23/2016 version of S. 2566

Visa Integrity and Security Act of 2016 (HR 5203, 114th Congress)

  • Government
  • Elected Body
  • Genetics/Genomics

Original Development Brief – Expands background checks to include DNA testing and other measures to improve immigration security and detect visa fraud.  

Updated last June 13, 2016
for the 05/12/2016 version of HR 5203.

Genetically Engineered Salmon Labeling Act (HR 4713, 114th Congress)

  • Government
  • Elected Body
  • Genetics/Genomics

Original Development Brief – Requires genetically modified salmon to be labeled accordingly and calls for independent scientific review of FDA activities relating to AquAdvantage Salmon.

Updated last June 2, 2016
for the 03/03/2016 version of HR 4713.

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