There are a variety of reasons that people buy Macs, and Bitesize Bio's Nick Oswald adds one more for bioresearchers: a company called Mekentosj develops software for bioscientists and much of it is freely available, though it's all for Macs. One freeware tool that Oswald recommends is 4 peaks, which he says is "a very slick, robust and easy-to-use DNA sequence viewer." Another is Target Scanner, "an easy-to-use graphical interface for identifying microRNA target genes." The company also offers a literature organizer, called Papers, for $42 as well as iPhone apps.
Tools for the Mac Users Club
Jul 22, 2009