Skip to main content
Premium Trial:

Request an Annual Quote

Order on Regulations Could Affect Cures Act

President Donald Trump signed an executive order yesterday regarding government regulations that may have ramifications for the recently passed 21st Century Cures Act, Stat News reports.

The order states that for every new regulation, at least two must be eliminated, according to the Washington Post. The Post notes that rescinding regulations leads to a process that involves drafting rules, rewriting regulations, and comment periods and can spur litigation. At the very least, it adds, the order will add a time-consuming element to proposing any new congressional legislation or agency regulation.

And that, Stat News says, could affect the 21st Century Cures Act. The Cures Act, which was passed in December, not only provides $4.8 billion over 10 years to National Institutes of Health programs, but also $500 million to the Food and Drug Administration, while also changing some of the agency's drug and medical device approval policies. In particular, the law instructs the FDA to come up with new pathways to approve medical device and evaluate biomarkers and other drug development tools, all to speed up the drug approval process, Stat News adds.

The Scan

Genetic Ancestry of South America's Indigenous Mapuche Traced

Researchers in Current Biology analyzed genome-wide data from more than five dozen Mapuche individuals to better understand their genetic history.

Study Finds Variants Linked to Diverticular Disease, Presents Polygenic Score

A new study in Cell Genomics reports on more than 150 genetic variants associated with risk of diverticular disease.

Mild, Severe Psoriasis Marked by Different Molecular Features, Spatial Transcriptomic Analysis Finds

A spatial transcriptomics paper in Science Immunology finds differences in cell and signaling pathway activity between mild and severe psoriasis.

ChatGPT Does As Well As Humans Answering Genetics Questions, Study Finds

Researchers in the European Journal of Human Genetics had ChatGPT answer genetics-related questions, finding it was about 68 percent accurate, but sometimes gave different answers to the same question.