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The latest developments around the fields of

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FDA 2017 Discussion Paper on Laboratory Developed Tests

  • Government
  • Agency
  • Genetics/Genomics
  • Neuroscience

Original Development Brief – Proposes future regulatory oversight on LDTs, including a risk-based, phased-in approach, and amends key provisions of the 2014 draft guidance.

Updated last May 23, 2017
for the 01/13/2017 Discussion Paper.

Scientific Integrity Act (S 338, 115th Congress)

  • Government
  • Elected Body
  • Energy
  • Genetics/Genomics
  • Nanotechnology
  • Neuroscience
  • Robotics/AI

Original Development Brief – Requires creation of scientific integrity policies by federal agencies that fund or conduct scientific research, under the guidance of principles established by the Office of Science and Technology Policy. 

Updated last May 22, 2017
for the 2/15/17 version of S 338.

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.

Updated last May 19, 2017
for Public Law 115-31.

Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2017 (HR 2518, 115th Congress)

  • Government
  • Elected Body
  • Robotics/AI

Authorizes appropriations for the Coast Guard for fiscal years 2018 and 2019, which includes establishment of a land-based unmanned aircraft system program.

Updated last June 13, 2017
for the 05/18/2017 version of HR 2518.

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