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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 White House has created a list of cuts, including to the NIH, that could be in a budget bill for this year.

The US National Institutes of Health is to allow applicants to cite preprints just as they would any other research paper, ScienceInsider reports.

Two manuscript pages handwritten by Charles Darwin are going on the auction block, according to the Los Angeles Times.

In PNAS this week: tool to track transcriptome-wide binding, evidence of balancing selection on behavior-linked genes, and more.