DNAStar this month will release a new version of its flagship Lasergene sequence-analysis software with a new algorithm for assembling reads from 454 Life Sciences’ Genome Sequencer 20.
The new release, Lasergene 7.1, will include an updated version of the company’s SeqMan contig assembler called SeqMan Pro. The new algorithm is able to handle more — and shorter — reads than previous versions of the assembler, according to Jeff Engelking, technical sales consultant at DNAStar.

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