Not Just Yet

Legislators in the US have passed a bill that would extend the R&D tax credit permanently, but ScienceInsider reports that the bill is unlikely to become law this year.

The tax credits for companies investing in research and development were first adopted in 1981 and have been renewed more than a dozen times, though the most recent version expired at the end of last year. This new bill would extend the tax breaks permanently.

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The New York Times and ProPublica look into the close relationship between a startup and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Yahoo News reports millions of dollars are being transferred from NIH, CDC, and other programs to pay for the housing of detained undocumented immigrant children.

In Science this week: in vitro generation of human reproductive cells, and more.

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