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Labor, health, and consumer advocates have asked the state to repeal the new single sales factor apportionment measure before cutting spending on social programs, but the life science industry is seeking to retain the tax break.

If it passes the state Senate, the measure, which passed the assembly, would declare it ethical for a lawmaker to solicit advice from life-sci pro hired through the new California Science and Technology Policy Fellowship program.

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The decision, part of the state's 2010 budget, will allow life-sci shops in FY2011 to determine the percentage of corporate income taxes they owe the state based solely on sales, rather than combining sales with payroll and owned property.

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Sometimes genetic tests give inconclusive results and provide little reassurance to patients, the Associated Press reports.

Vox wonders whether gene-editing crops will be viewed similarly as genetically modified organisms of if people will give them a try.

In Science this week: research regulation and reporting requirement reform, and more.

With H3Africa, Charles Rotimi has been working to bolster the representation of African participants and African researchers in genomics, Newsweek reports.