SOFTWARE: Genomics Tool Kit

See allHide authors and affiliations

Science  11 Jun 2004:
Vol. 304, Issue 5677, pp. 1575
DOI: 10.1126/science.304.5677.1575d

Much as a mechanic can't fix many cars with just a hammer, molecular biologists require more than one tool to analyze DNA and proteins. The Sequence Manipulation Suite 2, a revised collection of JavaScript programs crafted by bioinformatics expert Paul Stothard of the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada, offers more than 40 such tools for parsing short lengths of DNA or protein. Users can spruce up their files, transforming them from one database format to another, or tackle more involved jobs. For example, one program pinpoints where DNA-slicing enzymes will cut and orders the fragments by size.

Navigate This Article