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There have been 5 policies introduced over the past month

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Establishes a grant program for the nationwide collection of data on heritable blood disorders and reauthorizes efforts to improve the treatment of sickle cell disease.

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Dec 13 2018
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Amends the Public Health Service Act to expand funding for activities related to Alzheimer’s disease, cognitive decline, and general brain health.

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Dec 12 2018
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Reauthorizes and creates various programs related to concussions and traumatic brain injuries.

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Dec 11 2018
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Amends the Food, Agriculture, Conservation, and Trade Act of 1990 to expand knowledge about the genomes and phenomes of crops and livestock in the United States.

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Dec 11 2018
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Establishes recommended, non-binding guidelines for industry for the development of gene therapy treatments for rare diseases.

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Dec 10 2018
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Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Establishes recommended, non-binding guidelines for industry for the development of gene therapy treatments for retinal disorders.

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Dec 10 2018
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Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Establishes recommended, non-binding guidelines for industry for the development of gene therapy treatments for hemophilia.

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Dec 10 2018
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Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Conducts a review of the Federal Aviation Administration’s standards and oversight for unmanned aircraft systems.

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Dec 6 2018
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Office of Inspector General (OIG)

Provides grants to bolster the transportation, processing, identification, and reporting of missing persons and unidentified remains, in part by improving the use of DNA analyses in such actions.

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Dec 6 2018
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Defines significant new use rules for handling carbon nanomaterials (and 25 other chemical substances).

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Dec 4 2018
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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Bans the use of electronic tobacco delivery systems in schools and supports educational and public health awareness campaigns to address e-cigarette usage among students.

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Dec 4 2018
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Senate

Establishes state requirements for the prevention and treatment of concussions suffered by students at public elementary and secondary schools.

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Nov 29 2018
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Amends the Food, Agriculture, Conservation, and Trade Act of 1990 to expand knowledge about the genomes and phenomes of crops and livestock in the United States.

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Dec 11 2018
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House of Representatives

Addresses federal prison reform issues including the support of evidence-based medication-assisted treatment for prisoners with heroin and opioid use disorder under supervised release, and restricting solitary confinement for juvenilles.

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Nov 26 2018
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Implements a wide variety of programs and initiatives to address the opioid crisis in the United States.

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Oct 26 2018
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House of Representatives

Supports the increased access to and research of radio frequency technology to strengthen economic activity and​ national security of federal and non-federal stakeholders.

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Oct 25 2018
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Executive Office of the President

Creates terms and conditions for carrying out DNA testing to unify families.

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Oct 1 2018
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Advances electronic Government initiatives by improving the framework of information technology accessibility, policy-making, and security.

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Sep 27 2018
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House of Representatives

Creates an Emerging Technology Policy Lab to promote collaborative and impactful uses of artificial intelligence within and outside of the Federal government.

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Sep 26 2018
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Senate

Supports the United States’ leadership in the research and development of quantum science and technology.

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Sep 13 2018
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House of Representatives

Institutes a national standard for disclosing the bioengineered status of foods for retail sale.

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Jul 3 2018
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Department of Agriculture (USDA)

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

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Jun 13 2018
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House of Representatives

Modifies the Public Health Service Act to increase governmental efforts focused on antibiotic resistance. 

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Feb 28 2018
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Eases 2016 New Source Performance Standards for fugitive emissions of methane and other pollutants from the oil and gas sector as part of Trump Administration deregulation push

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Dec 17 2018
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Oct 15 2018
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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Instructs pipeline industry to provide additional information, including extensive mitigation and contingency plans, for construction of pipelines passing under wetlands and water bodies. 

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Dec 28 2018
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Oct 26 2018
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Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)