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MacVector 12.5 new features

This is the first in a series of posts about and leading up to the release of MacVector 12.5.

MacVector 12.5 will be released shortly. As long as testing shows up no obstacles it will be soon entering the external beta stage. If you want to participate in the beta program please do email support.

This is a major release with a lot of new features. Many parts of MacVector have been substantially rewritten both to keep up with OS X as well as many dialogs that have been redesigned.

MacVector 12.5 will be fully Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) compatible (MacVector 12.0.6 is too). It will also be supported on OS X 10.5 (Leopard) and OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard). However, MacVector 12.5 will not be supported on OS X 10.4 (Tiger). If you are still using Tiger (from our last survey less than 1% of our users still use Tiger) MacVector 12.0.6 will still remain supported.

The main new features are for sequence alignments. We’ve added Bowtie to Assembler for further support of NGS data assemblies. Also extra alignment algorithms,Muscle and T-coffee, have been added to the Multiple Sequence Alignment analysis interface, complementing the existing ClustalW algorithm. We’ve wanted both of these for a while now and judging from the results of last year’s survey so have many users.

Watch the blog for posts detailing these and other new features over the next few weeks,

..and remember if you purchase an upgrade or a new license before the release of MacVector 12.5 you will get a 10% discount and a free upgrade to MacVector 12.5 when it is released. Contact and quote “MV12510” for the discount.

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