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.

A former Penn State Hershey Medical Center staffer has admitted to lying about skipping mandatory steps of genetic cancer tests he performed, the Associated Press reports.

The genome of a rare, red bat suggests that its effective population size has been in decline for thousands of years, according to a PLOS One study.

In Nature this week: investigation into the genetics of medulloblastoma, and more.

A project in the UK is to use genomic selection to speed spruce tree growth, according to Innovators Magazine.