Gene Designer

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Gene Designer
Gene Designer Sequence View enables manipulation of sequence elements, codon choices, and oligonucleotide positions. Rapidly search for sequence motifs, restriction sites and open reading frames.
Developer(s) DNA2.0
Stable release 2.0 / May 14, 2010 (2010-05-14)
Operating system Windows, OS X, Linux
Type Molecular biology toolkit
License Freeware; registration required

Gene Designer is a free bioinformatics software package.[1][2] It is used by Molecular Biologists from academia, government and the pharmaceutical, chemical, agricultural and biotechnology industries to design,[3] clone and validate genetic sequences.


Gene Designer enables Molecular Biologists to capture the entire gene design process in one application, using a range of design tools.

Gene Designer clones with a drag-and-drop feature. Users can drag their vector and insert into the Cloning Tool; cut, combine and clone. Gene Designer assembles a clone that can then be dropped directly into a project.

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Educator and Student Use[edit]

This free software has been incorporated into Synthetic Biology, Systems Biology, Bioengineering and BioInformatics classroom and lab curricula. Students create and complete projects which capture the entire gene design process in one application, using a range of design tools.

Examples of use in Curricula:


  1. ^ Villalobos, Alan; Ness, Jon E; Gustafsson, Claes; Minshull, Jeremy; Govindarajan, Sridhar (2006). "Gene Designer: A synthetic biology tool for constructing artificial DNA segments". BMC Bioinformatics 7: 285. doi:10.1186/1471-2105-7-285. PMC 1523223. PMID 16756672. 
  2. ^ Villalobos, Alan; Welch, Mark; Minshull, Jeremy (2012). "Gene Synthesis". Methods in Molecular Biology 852. pp. 197–213. doi:10.1007/978-1-61779-564-0_15. ISBN 978-1-61779-563-3. PMID 22328435.  |chapter= ignored (help)
  3. ^ Welch, M; Villalobos, A; Gustafsson, C; Minshull, J (2011). "Designing genes for successful protein expression". Methods in enzymology 498: 43–66. doi:10.1016/B978-0-12-385120-8.00003-6. PMID 21601673. 

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