NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Australian company Genetic Solutions and Catapult, of New Zealand, today said they plan to merge to form a new company called Catapult Genetics.
 
The new company will combine Genetic Solutions’ research capabilities in cattle DNA markers with Catapult’s similar technologies for sheep, the companies said.
 

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