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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.

In PNAS this week: carbapenem resistance in Enterobacteriaceae, selection against educational attainment-linked variants, and more.

Technology Review points out that a new US presidential science advisor hasn't been selected.

Researchers find that blood tests might be able to help determine severity of a concussion, Wired reports.

President-elect Donald Trump considers other candidates for director of the National Institutes of Health, Nature News reports.