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The latest developments around the fields of

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

Rapid DNA Act of 2017 (Public Law 115-50)

  • Government
  • Statute
  • Genetics/Genomics

Original Development Brief – Establishes a system for integration of Rapid DNA instruments for use by law enforcement to reduce violent crime and reduce the current DNA analysis backlog.

Updated last September 6, 2017
for Public Law 115-50.

Cannabidiol Research Expansion Act (S 1276, 115th Congress)

  • Government
  • Elected Body
  • Neuroscience

Original Development Brief – Requires the Departments of Justice and Health and Human Services to reassess the appropriate drug schedule of cannabidiol and reduces barriers for cannabidiol medical research.

Updated last August 17, 2017
for the 05/25/2017 version of S 1276.

Jessie's Law (S 581, 115th Congress)

  • Government
  • Elected Body
  • Neuroscience

Original Development Brief – Requires the creation of best practices for including information regarding a patient’s opioid use disorder history in certain medical records.

Updated last August 9, 2017
for the 08/04/2017 version of S 581.

Military Asset Protection Act (HR 1968, 115th Congress)

  • Government
  • Elected Body
  • Robotics/AI

Original Development Brief – Gives the Department of Defense more jurisdiction to protect military-related entities from unmanned aircraft.

Updated last August 4, 2017
for the 04/06/2017 version of HR 1968.

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