STAT – The newly created panel met for the first time on June 16, just 11 days before the White House’s ambitious due date for a preliminary report meant to outline federal strategies to curb the epidemic.
Law360 – An Alaska federal judge granted the state’s request to intervene and defend the constitutionality of its Genetic Privacy Act, which has been questioned in a proposed consumer class action accusing a genetic testing company of illegally posting results on public websites.
The Hill – At 10 a.m. on Tuesday, the House Commerce Subcommittee on consumer protection will hold a hearing on a slew of bills -- 13 in total -- to help scale back regulations and make it easier for autonomous vehicles to hit the road.
Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society – FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb vowed to eliminate the backlog of orphan drug designation requests and said he will soon release "modern and risk-based" tools for assessing new treatments.
WUNC – With the rise of a competitive market for personal gene testing, the tool is becoming more available and affordable to the public. But what do these tests reveal about personal identity and what do they imply about race?
Reuters – The United States appears poised to heighten scrutiny of Chinese investment in Silicon Valley to better shield sensitive technologies seen as vital to U.S. national security, current and former U.S. officials tell Reuters.
The New York Times – A new lawsuit invokes the plight of a baby born dependent on opioid drugs, as several drug manufacturers are accused of unleashing an epidemic through deceptive marketing about the risks of addiction to painkillers.
The Hill – Seven states controlled by Democratic administrations are formally challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) decision not to further restrict the use of the controversial pesticide chlorpyrifos.