US Department of Energy Develops DNA Construction Software | GenomeWeb

Despite advances in DNA construction technology, choosing and designing the right protocols can still be a labor-intensive and error-prone process. To help researchers focus their energies on their primary areas of interest instead of having to prepare DNA, Nathan Hillson, a researcher at the US Department of Energy's Joint Bioenergy Institute, has developed a software tool called j5 to help identify the most cost-effective and efficient method of DNA construction.

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