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Georgia Biotech Tort-Shield Bill, Michigan 'Cluster of Innovation,' Maryland Nanobiotechnology Grants, North Carolina Biotechnology Center, Solano Economic Development Corp., Hong Kong Stimulus Package

Earlier this month the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine said it plans to privately sell $200 million in bonds in this and the following fiscal year in case it will be unable to access public capital.

The legislation would protect companies that either base their corporate headquarters in Georgia, employ over 200 workers in manufacturing or research and development in the state, or have their principal place of research and development in Georgia.

Reuters reports that UK researchers are using gene-editing tools to develop flu-resistant chickens.

Nature calls for genomics to become part of the World Health Organization's cholera surveillance approach.

Vox explores a proposal to institute a lottery system to award grant funds.

In Genome Biology this week: gut microbiome study of individuals from Tanzania and Botswana, sixth version of the Network of Cancer Genes database, and more.