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Proposed U.S. biotech rules raise industry hopes and anxieties

Proposed U.S. biotech rules raise industry hopes and anxieties | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

FDA, USDA draft proposals attempt to classify genetically modified products risks


Makers of genetically engineered (GE) products have long been on the lookout for changes in U.S. regulations. The system that divvies up the safety review of these products between the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is in the middle of a years-long overhaul, in part to accommodate modern gene-editing technologies such as CRISPR. And a set of new proposals released last week offers hints about what those agencies still hope to change.(...) - Science, by Kelly Servick, Jan 27, 2017

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Coupes budgétaires fédérales : quelles conséquences sur l'innovation médicale ?

Coupes budgétaires fédérales : quelles conséquences sur l'innovation médicale ? | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Depuis le 1er mars 2013, les Etats-Unis sont entrés dans l'ère du "séquestre", c'est-à-dire du gel, sinon de la coupe budgétaire. Faute d'accord politique en vue de réduire les dépenses fédérales américaines, des coupes aveugles prévues par l'accord d'août 2011 entre la Maison Blanche et le Congrès sont en effet entrées en vigueur. (...) -Les Bulletins Electroniques des Ambassades de France, 2013/03/15 > BE Etats-Unis 324

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[US] Senate sends massive biomedical innovation bill to Obama for signing

[US] Senate sends massive biomedical innovation bill to Obama for signing | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

21st Century Cures includes $4.8 billion for NIH.


By a 94-to-five vote, the Senate today approved the 21st Century Cures Act, clearing the way for President Barack Obama to sign the measure into law. The massive bill dedicates $4.8 billion over the next decade to research initiatives at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and makes an array of changes at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) designed to speed the approval of new drugs and medical devices. It also creates a new federal advisory board aimed at cutting burdensome regulation on academic researchers. The House of Representatives on 30 November passed the bill on a 392-to-26 vote. (...) - Science, by David Malakoff, Dec 7 2016

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