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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.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: ProTraits includes genetic, phenotypic data on bacteria, archaea; Candida albicans assembly 22; and more.

The Wall Street Journal reports that researchers are looking beyond Cas9 for CRISPR editing.

Familial DNA searches in criminal cases are winning over some critics, the Los Angeles Times reports.

In PNAS this week: miR-515 levels higher in women with preeclampsia, horizontal gene transfer in parasitic plants, and more.