101 things you (maybe) didn’t know about MacVector: #19 – Preview Releases and Beta Testing

Here at MacVector we do try to listen to our users and love getting feedback and suggestions for features to add to future versions. We also like to have “real world users” test each version before we finally release it as an upgrade. No matter how much internal testing we perform, there always seems to […]

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MacVector 12.7 preview release

Our next release is MacVector 12.7 and it will be out very soon. However, if don’t want to wait then you can download a preview before the real release in November. MacVector 12.7 has a new Cloning Clipboard tool that dramatically simplifies the creation of new DNA constructs. The new functionality not only lets you […]

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Workshop series in Boston – November, 6th to 9th

If you are a user of MacVector and work in Boston, then you may be interested to know that MacVector are heading your way! Our trainer, Kevin Kendall, will be presenting a series of workshops on MacVector aimed at both beginners and advanced users. He will review basic and advanced functionality within MacVector, focusing on […]

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101 things you (maybe) didn’t know about MacVector: #18 – Aligning Chromatogram (ABI) Sequences

I blogged about this a few years ago, but its something that still comes up on a regular basis. The blog link discusses the 6 main alignment algorithms in MacVector and how to decide which is the most appropriate for accomplishing different tasks. One common request we get is “I want to see my chromatograms/traces […]

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101 things you (maybe) didn’t know about MacVector: #17 – Creating A Primer Database From An Excel File

Following on from my last post, and Nick’s comment that if you already have a primer collection, its not really practical to re-type them all into MacVector, one-by-one, here’s a useful tip to simplify that process. We have a utility called PrimerConverter.app that you can download from our website. You do need to be using […]

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BLAST is Fixed!

Thanks to our friends at the NCBI, BLAST is now working again! Tweet

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Subcloning using the Cloning Clipboard

Cloning on MacVector has always been an easy procedure. Every digestion places a fragment on the cloning clipboard which then allows you to ligate that fragment into a vector. However, this limitation has now gone with the Cloning Clipboard. The Cloning Clipboard allows you to store a history containing fragments from previous digestions. Not only […]

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BLAST is broken right now!

As of 7pm EST in the US, MacVector cannot connect to the NCBI BLAST server. We are working to resolve the problem and will let you know when the problem is fixed. Tweet

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101 things you (maybe) didn’t know about MacVector: #16 – Using A Primer Database

If you have accumulated a collection of primers in your freezer, then you should consider storing the sequences in a primer database within MacVector so that you can rapidly scan any new plasmids for potential primer binding sites. Plus, you’ll have a nice electronic record of all your primer sequences. Start by choosing File | […]

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