General musings from the MacVector team about sequence analysis, molecular biology, the Mac in general and of course your favorite sequence analysis app for the Mac!

Monthly Archives: January 2016

Creating cloning construction flowcharts in third party applications

We’ve previously discussed how every ligation is documented. You get a “Frag” annotation that contains the date, source sequence, enzymes used and any end modification that was done to that fragment during the ligation. However, we had regular requests to make it easier for user to document their constructs in other ways. For example being […]

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Clearing the “find” history in the Primer and Find dialogs.

Many tools in MacVector store a history of sequences, or search terms, that you have previously used. For example the Find dialog and Primer Design tools. This is accessed using a drop down menu to the right of the box where you would normally type, or paste, your sequence. This is to allow easy access […]

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Simulated Agarose Gels

MacVector 14.5 has a Agarose Gel interface which allows you to view photo-realistic recreations of restriction digests of linear and circular DNA molecules. The gels look so realistic that users have had a hard time telling photos of their own digests from the simulation in MacVector. When you first use the new tool and compare […]

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MacVector 14.5 is out!

We are pleased to announce that MacVector 14.5 was released at the end of 2015. To upgrade to this version if you are running OS X 10.7 or later then just go to MACVECTOR > CHECK FOR UPDATES… to allow MacVector to automatically upgrade. If you are running OS X 10.6 then you will need […]

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