MacVector Training workshop at The Crick: Tuesday 17th March 2020

Unfortunately due to the Covid19 outbreak this workshop is now cancelled. Keep safe and healthy everybody. The workshop, previously cancelled last year, is now rescheduled: Room: HR Training Room 01.2162. Floor: 1  Date: 17th March 2020 – from 9:30 – 11:30 Chris Lindley of MacVector, Inc. will be giving a training workshop for both novice […]

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Make more of your alignments with MacVector 17.5

Our latest release MacVector 17.5 gives you new tools to make the most of your alignments. It displays shared domains in protein alignments to visualize the relationships between aligned proteins. It introduces Flye for de novo assembly of PacBio and Oxford Nanopore long reads and a slew of enhancements to the Contig and Align to […]

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MacVector 17 Workshop at The Crick

Room: HR Training Room 01–2162. Floor: 1  Date: 15 October 2019  From: 9:30 to 11:30 Now rescheduled – Date to be advised Chris Lindley of MacVector, Inc. will be giving a training workshop for both novice and advanced users of MacVector at The Crick, reviewing both basic and advanced functions. In particular new tools introduced over the […]

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MacVector and macOS Catalina

The next OS release for the Mac will arrive during September. macOS Catalina is a major OS release and includes many new features. As usual our developers have been hard at work ensuring that when macOS Catalina is released, MacVector 17 will be fully compatible. For older versions you can check compatibility on our website […]

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What can MacVector do for my lab?

Here’s what MacVector can do for your lab. Comparing sequences Whatever type of alignment your sequence needs, there’s a tool in MacVector. CRISPR Indel Analysis: Identify insertions and deletions following CRISPR editing of a target. Compare Genomes: Compares two related annotated genomes to identify identical, similar and weakly similar features. Sequence assembly of NGS data […]

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MacVector 17: Our most feature packed release yet..

MacVector 17 will be released later this week. Get ready for our biggest release yet. MacVector 17 compares genomes, makes restriction enzyme cloning easier, automates the design of Gibson Assembly and Ligase Independent Cloning strategies. Makes plasmid maps even more beautiful and supports macOS Mojave’s Dark Mode to aid concentration on those late night primer […]

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Scan For… Missing Primers: Automatic Primer Binding Site Display in MacVector 17.0

One new feature in our upcoming MacVector 17 release is the ability to automatically display primer binding sites in each DNA sequence that you open. Here’s an example of a couple of primers displayed on the popular pET 47b LIC cloning vector on each side of the LIC cloning site. The image shows how MacVector […]

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Designing primers for Gibson Assembly with MacVector 17

MacVector 17 has a completely new tool for automated design of ligase-independent cloning strategies. The tool supports 5’ exonuclease driven Gibson assembly as well as the T4 DNA Polymerase 3’ exonuclease “Ligase Independent Cloning” approach. MacVector can automatically design primers when you specify fragments and vectors to use. You can provide custom primers (manually or […]

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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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MacVector and macOS Mojave

Apple released macOS Mojave today (Tuesday 25th September). Over the past few months we have performed preliminary testing with MacVector 16.0.9 on various development releases of macOS Mojave through its development cycle and all appears to be well. So whereas we cannot state MacVector is compatible until it is officially released, we can say that […]

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