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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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MacVector 16 and macOS High Sierra 10.13.4.

Apple have just released macOS® High Sierra 10.13.4. This may appear to be just an incremental update to macOS High Sierra. However, under the hood there are some major changes, not least is a new warning dialog if you are running an older application on macOS High Sierra. With the release of macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 […]

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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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Get ready for the release of macOS High Sierra with a 30% discount on all MacVector upgrades

macOS® High Sierra will be released Monday 25th of September. Whether you intend to upgrade early, or months later, you’ll be pleased to know that MacVector 15.5 (the current version) and MacVector 16 (our upcoming release) are both fully supported and compatible with macOS High Sierra. If you are running MacVector 15.5. MacVector 15.5 is […]

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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 15.5 is out: Graphical BLAST and automatic ORF display.

Our latest release, MacVector 15.5, introduces an entirely new way to view the results of BLAST searches, with an interactive graphical interface that let’s you easily visualize where your query maps to a hit. Unannotated Open Reading Frames are now automatically displayed whenever you open a DNA sequence. A number of changes to the Align […]

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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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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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Cloning Clipboard: Documenting the history of a construct

Designing and documenting cloning strategies is easy with the Cloning Clipboard. You can perform quite complex ligations by simply dragging compatible ends together. Not only that but every step is documented and recorded in the resulting sequence, so you always know where each fragment came from. Ligating a single fragment into a vector is as […]

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