ANN ARBOR, Mich., Oct. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Gene Codes Corporation, a leading bioinformatics software developer, announced the immediate availability of the next version of Sequencher, its award-winning Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) sequence assembly and analysis program.
Researchers in academic labs and pharmaceutical companies around the world study DNA, which contains the essential genetic instructions key to an organism's growth and development, in hopes of discovering the causes of disease, and the development of novel treatments or diagnostics, and Sequencher is a key tool in their research. Version 4.8 continues Gene Codes tradition of providing DNA assembly software that is easy to learn, fast to use, and powerful enough to handle virtually any DNA sequencing need.
Among the new features in version 4.8 are improvements to the Variance Table tool, introduced in version 4.6, which allows researchers to quickly and easily find DNA mutations and Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms (SNPs) in their sequences. SNPs are single nucleotide changes in the DNA associated with diversity and certain diseases. Sequencher 4.8 now has the ability to filter the range of sequences examined and along with the new Translated Variance Table functionality provide a powerful way to focus on only those DNA sequence changes that result in changes in protein coding. Additional new features in Sequencher 4.8 include additional enhancements to GenBank feature handling, new contextual menus, and four new reporting options that help researchers save and present their results along with supporting data.
David Adams M.D Ph.D., a Clinical Investigator and Sequencher 4.8 Beta
tester said, "Sequencher 4.8 contains a welcome new feature that keeps
track of protein and cDNA numbering in DNA assemblies. This ability greatly
simplifies the task of comparing your experimental data to a genomic DNA
reference when looking for mutations or other changes. This feature alone
|SOURCE Gene Codes Corporation|
Copyright©2007 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved