Change is Good?


Usually citing a need for a moniker that better describes their mission, companies in the genomics sector seem to come up with new names as often as DNA replicates itself. Here we’ve listed 20 companies or organizations that either changed their name or merged under a new one in the years since GT has been covering this sector. See if you can match each new company name in the right column with its former self in the left column. Think the new name makes the corporate agenda any more obvious?


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