This is an updated version of a report originally published on June 24, correcting details of Senate Bill 3655.

By Alex Philippidis

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn today signed into law a measure that will offer tax credits to angel investors in life sciences startups.

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