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NEW YORK, Nov. 12 – BASF-LYNX, the joint venture between German chemicals giant BASF and Lynx Therapeutics, an American maker of DNA profiling technologies, said Monday it had been renamed Axaron Bioscience as part of a restructuring program designed to give the company more independence in the marketplace.

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