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Medical device companies in the US are benefiting from a suspension of a tax on their revenue, NPR reports. According to the Congressional Research Service, medical device companies paid some $2.4 billion in taxes in 2014. However, the tax has been suspended for two years.

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While gene therapies may have high price tags, they could be cheaper than the cost of managing disease, according to MIT's Technology Review.

Researchers are looking for markers that indicate which cancer patients may respond to immunotherapies, the Associated Press writes.

In Nature this week: paternal age associated with de novo mutations in children, and more.

Nature News writes that researchers are still wrangling over the role of the p-value.