The state of Oregon this month kicked off a program that will allocate an evergreen fund of $14 million in tax credit-eligible donations to state-supported universities to fund the commercialization of university research and university entrepreneurial education.
 
The initiative is unique, according to state officials, who said it is the first such program to offer an incentive for state citizens to invest in commercializing university research.
 

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Germany's Project DEAL has come to an agreement with the publisher Wiley over journal access and open-access publishing, ScienceInsider reports.

A Canadian panel recommends public coverage of the gene therapy Kymriah if its cost comes down, the Globe and Mail reports.

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