COMPREHEND THE COMPLEX: LEARN HOW TO CLONE YOUR DOG
My column last year on bio-hackers, those with-it kids who soon will
be creating new life forms in their basements through the wonders of
genetic manipulation, provided information on where to obtain necessary
materials and further data.
Now, only a fax away, a most helpful program for your Macintosh
computer: The Gene Construction Kit. It's a DNA manipulation, design and
illustration tool. No Communications Age home should be without it.
Although it is a bit pricey.
It's a CAD (Computer Aided Design) program for cloning-design and
track gene cloning and construction projects. It automatically tracks
construct history and maintains alternative views of both sequence and
graphical construct representations. It contains an "electronic
notebook" for creation and search of entered comments. Furthermore, it
lets you display and graphically manipulate DNAs and other objects in
desktop-publishing-type windows. It allows the publishing of complex
The Gene Construction Kit makes the complex easier to comprehend.
Remember when, 10 years ago, computers were considered far too
sophisticated for the average intellect to understand? Today there are
more than 50 million computers in North America. Now you can learn what
molecular biologists know. Previously unknown ways to handle polycloning
sites and much more is here to lead you on.
According to company literature, a microbiologist from UCLA says there
is "Nothing like it anywhere short of IntelliGenetic's StrataGene
$50,000 expert system." MacWeek magazine says the Gene Construction Kit
"...has won acclaim from molecular biologists".
The Gene Construction Kit,
27 Gilson Road,
W. Lebanon, NH 03784.
Voice/Fax: 603/643-1471. Free demo disk.
Full kit price US$895. Requires a Macintosh Plus or newer model.
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