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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.

Direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies have offered to test families separated at the southern US border, but that raises ethical issues.

CNBC reports that confirming a positive result from 23andMe's BRCA health report can be expensive.

The New York Times reports on a project to develop a tree DNA database to uncover illegal logging.

In PLOS this week: links between gut microbiome and colorectal cancer mutations, targeted sequencing uncovers genetic susceptibilities to epilepsy in Koreans, and more.