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Designing primers for Gibson Assembly with MacVector 17

We’re in the final stages of testing our latest release, MacVector 17, which will be released in January.  Here’s a preview of another one of the new tools within our most feature packed release yet. MacVector 17 has a completely new tool for automated design of ligase-independent cloning strategies. The tool supports 5’ exonuclease driven […]

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MacVector 16.0.10 and BLAST/Entrez issues

We recently became aware of a few issues with Entrez and BLAST. The most common issue is that in Entrez there are only two databases that you can search. The main cause is due to some changes the NCBI made to their service, that went live on the 1st of December, 2018. During the implementation […]

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Making restriction enzyme cloning easier with MacVector 17’s Restriction Enzyme Picker.

We’re in the final stages of testing our latest release, MacVector 17, which will be released in January.  Here’s a preview of just one of the new tools within our most feature packed release yet. MacVector 17’s brand new Restriction Enzyme Picker is a new floating tool for selecting and filtering Restriction Enzymes to simplify […]

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MacVector 16: Our latest release takes automatic sequence annotation to a whole new level

MacVector 16, our latest release, makes beautiful plasmid maps easier, and accurate de novo assembly achievable on your own desktop. Scan for.. Missing Features: Sequences are automatically scanned and missing features displayed. A simple right-click converts them to a permanent feature. Even blank sequences will be displayed fully annotated with common features. You can even […]

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MacVector’s compatibility with different versions of macOS/OS X

We strive to ensure MacVector has good forwards and backwards compatibility. For example, MacVector 15.1 will still open files created with the very first version of MacVector! However, since Apple releases a new operating system every year, and generally make fairly significant “under the hood” changes, it is just not possible to support every version […]

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MacVector 15.5.3

There’s another update available with a few minor bug fixes. Update by going to MACVECTOR > CHECK FOR UPDATES The changes in MacVector 15.5.3 are described in the Release Notes . You can also read more about the new features in MacVector 15.5 on our What’s New In MacVector 15.5 page. Tweet

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MacVector For Windows update

It’s been some time since since the last update about MacVector for Windows, although development has certainly not been quiet. Here’s some screenshots. Graphical Map Sequence Editor Automatic Restriction Enzyme and ORF Analysis Primer Design Cloning Clipboard Tweet

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IMPORTANT SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT Entrez and BLAST services will stop working in November for MacVector 15.0.3 and earlier.

UPDATE – November 8, 2016 – Although the official switch off date is not until Wednesday the 9th, Entrez and BLAST are NOT currently working from MacVector 15.0.3 and earlier. We suspect this change is now permanent. UPDATE – November 7, 2016 – We have just been notified by the NCBI that they will be […]

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MacVector 15 is out, with a focus on protein analysis and alignment tools.

MacVector 15 has many new features including new protein analysis tools for reference alignment of proteins, translated DNA alignments and for functional analysis of protein sequences. InterProScan: Scan proteins for functional domains against a variety of sequence, protein family, domain and motifs databases using the InterProScan service. This performs a search against many different databases […]

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MacVector for Windows: update.

It’s quite a few months since the last update on the development of MacVector for Windows. Work is progressing very well and a lot of the underlying functionality is now finished. The Cloning Clipboard, Restriction Enzyme analysis and QuickTest Primer tools are all done. The release is still some time away, but if you are […]

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