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In a hearing overshadowed by a looming healthcare debate, the secretary-designate cited genomics research first in her list of important HHS duties.

The state's program provides tax credits equal to 50 percent of an eligible investment, and requires investors make an equal match. Maryland currently sets aside $6 million, though the state House wants it cut to $4 million.

Thanks in part to the federal stimulus, RTP's more than 170 companies will be joined by energy efficiency and clean technology firms over the next 50 years, said the CEO of the Research Triangle Foundation of North Carolina.

While kicking off an overhaul of healthcare, the 2010 budget also proposes doubling cancer funding and increasing NSF research funds.

Funding from the National Institutes of Health for all proteomics-related research shrank by almost 3 percent in fiscal 2008, according to an analysis of NIH data by ProteoMonitor.

Researchers report using genotyping to tie together illegal ivory shipments and trace them back to a handful of cartels, the New York Times reports.

Researchers find that historical factors influence which genes are the most highly studied, the Atlantic reports.

The US National Science Foundation's new sexual harassment policy is to go into effect next month, according to Nature News.

In Nature this week: genomic ancestry analysis of Sardinians, current noncoding mutations in colorectal cancer, and more.