By Alex Philippidis

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — The federal government today issued its long-awaited guidelines for startup companies seeking tax credits under the new Therapeutic Discovery Project tax credit program, created as part of the controversial healthcare reform legislation signed into law in March.

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