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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.

The US Food and Drug Administration has approved Kite Pharmaceuticals' CAR T-cell therapy for large B-cell lymphomas, the New York Times reports.

Kaiser Health News reports that gene therapies could cost more than a million dollars.

Worcester Polytechnic Institute researchers have received a grant to combine biology and computer science for high school students.

In Nature this week: variants associated with obsessive-compulsive disorder, review of key CRISPR enzymes, and more.