Genisphere: Founded by Thor Nilsen in late 1980s as Polyprobe. Now a subsidiary of Datascope of Montvale, NJ. Has products for array detection, FISH probes, and blot probes.


Robert Getz, manager of R&D at Genisphere. Joined Genisphere after a postdoc at Lankenau Medical Research Center in Wynnewood, Penn. PhD in biochemistry from Lehigh University.


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Technology Review reports that researchers in the US have used CRISPR to modify a number of human embryos.

By introducing genes from butterfly peas and Canterbury bells, researchers in Japan have developed a blue chrysanthemum, according to NPR.

Plant researchers plan to sequence some 10,000 samples that represent the major plant clades, ScienceInsider reports.

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