GenoCAD Alberts Version

We’ve pulled together some great features for the GenoCAD Alberts version. Take a look and let us know what you think:

New! Combinatorial Design tool

This new feature represents the most significant addition to the GenoCAD DNA design platform since its initial release. Combinatorial design allows you to select a range of parts and add them to a design, rather than limiting you to one part at a time. Say you want to create five versions of a genetic construct that are identical except for the RBS. Now, you can pick a range of RBSs, drop them into your construct, and let the computer create a separate DNA molecule for each variant. This allows you to create and iterate much faster, cutting down on the time needed to optimize a new construct. The new combinatorial design tool allows you to create up to 20,000 different combinations. Nope, that’s not a typo. Twenty thousand. Synthetic biology has met its match.

New content in the GenoCAD Solutions Center:

GenoCAD Solutions is the new home for all content related to using our favorite piece of DNA design software. It provides learning materials, as well as customer support, for our users. As we move forward, you will also see more of our thoughts on the DNA design industry, what’s going on in the world of synthetic biology, and much more. In the meantime, we have a growing list of tutorials for new GenoCAD users. About two-and-a-half minutes each, they cover the basics of GenoCAD and help you get started off on the right foot. We also have an extensive list of quick-start guides, which cover many of the basic processes that you’ll need to design your complex DNA constructs.

Users can now open new support tickets in the GenoCAD Solutions Center

Need help? Have comments about the new release? Open a ticket using the “support” tab on the left side of your browser window and let us know what’s on your mind.

Easier to find password reset function

We still haven’t figured out how to make it easier to find those keys you lost, though.

Updated typography on the homepage

You’re welcome.

Bruce Alberts

Bruce Michael Alberts (born April 14, 1938 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American biochemist and the Chancellor’s Leadership Chair in Biochemistry and Biophysics for Science and Education at the University of California, San FranciscoHe has done important work studying the protein complexes which enable chromosome replication when living cells divide. He is known as an original author of the “canonical, influential, and best-selling scientific textbook” Molecular Biology of the Cell, and as Editor-in-Chief of Science magazine from 2008 to 2013.