tax credits

The program enables NJ-based tech firms to sell net operating losses and R&D tax credits for at least 80 percent of the value of the tax benefits.

Congressional lawmakers weigh ending a tax credit that encourages the development of drugs for orphan diseases, the New York Times reports.

A part of the proposed tax bill in the US could make tuition waivers taxable, Vox reports.

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.

According to Stat News, the partial government shutdown in the US could soon affect the ability of the Food and Drug Administration to review new drugs.

Researchers are refining a tool to predict a woman's risk of developing breast cancer, according to the Guardian.

In PNAS this week: gypsy moth genome sequenced, phylogenomic analysis of Polyneopterans, and more.

CNN reports that people's genes tend to have a greater influence on their risk of developing disease than their environment, but it varies by phenotype.