Help? Can anyone tell me where to get the free version DNAstar?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by zhuer, Oct 12, 2005.

  1. zhuer macrumors newbie

    Oct 12, 2005
    Hi there,

    I finally decided to swich to a Mac but I´m not exactly sure whehter it is a wise choice. All my friend's computers are PC. So there is no way for me to get some free software from them. I am currently in the beginning stages of my PhD programme in molecular biology so another main task is blast-seaching genomic and protein databases which might require more power. After all I am still a student and money is a factor! I would like to get some free version of biology program. Can anyone out there who might help?
    Thanks in advance!

    Paul :)
  2. dops7107 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 19, 2005
    Perth, Oztrailya
    A biology program. Care to be more specific? I don't think DNAstar is free. We use several programs at work:

    1. VectorNTI - not free, in fact damned expensive, but integrates vector design, BLAST searches, sequence analysis in one program. A purchase for the department, i believe

    2. GeneJockey. Classic only - not sure if free but useful for translating sequeneces, searching for restriction sites, reverse complementing.

    3. EnzymeX - free tool for planning enzyme digests, e.g. compatible sticky ends

    4. 4Peaks - free sequence analysis tool that works with raw (.abi) DNA sequence files.

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