NEW YORK, Feb. 22 - The Degussa Group on Friday said it plans to acquire Genset Oligos, the oligonucleotide division of Paris-based Genset, for $21.5 million. Degussa, based in Dusseldorf, Germany, said it intends to merge it with Proligo, its Boulder, Colo.-based subsidiary.

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