tax credits

A new bill would extend a program through 2017 that under Obama's health care bill awarded $1 billion in tax credits and grants to small biotech firms.

The firms received grants under a program enacted as part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010.

The Obama plan would expand, simplify, and make permanent the R&D tax credit policy that currently requires renewal.

The measure sets aside $10 million in tax credits to assist state-based angel investors in startup companies that commercialize new technologies, and awards angel investors tax credits equal to 25 percent of their investment.

Two Illinois bills that passed the state House of Representatives this past week would set aside $10 million in tax credits to assist state-based angel investors in startup companies that commercialize new technologies.

Using DNA to sketch crime victims might not be a great idea, the NYTimes says.

Science has its own problem with sexual harassment. What do we do with the research these abusers produce, Wired asks.

Senate Republicans led by Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) are trying to change how the government funds basic research, reports ScienceInsider.

In Science this week: combining genomics and ecology to better understand the effects of natural selection on evolution, and more.