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R&D, for the Economy

US President Obama is to ask Congress to increase and extend research and development tax credits, reports the Associated Press. Obama is to announce the proposal to extend a credit option for businesses from 14 percent to 17 percent, in a speech on Wednesday. The proposal will cost an estimated $100 billion. The Obama administration says this and a series of new measures will help grow the economy.

The Scan

Not Kept "Clean and Sanitary"

A Food and Drug Administration inspection uncovered problems with cross contamination at an Emergent BioSolutions facility, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Resumption Recommendation Expected

The Washington Post reports that US officials are expected to give the go-ahead to resume using Johnson & Johnson's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine.

Canada's New Budget on Science

Science writes that Canada's new budget includes funding for the life sciences, but not as much as hoped for investigator-driven research.

Nature Papers Examine Single-Cell, Multi-Omic SARS-CoV-2 Response; Flatfish Sequences; More

In Nature this week: single-cell, multi-omics analysis provides insight into COVID-19 pathogenesis, evolution of flatfish, and more.