October 12, 2021 Newsletter – Virtual cloning webinar, benefits of PacBio HiFi data, DNASTAR anniversary
In this month’s newsletter, we invite you to register for our upcoming cloning webinar, look at the advantages to using PacBio HiFi data, and share a fun timeline marking DNASTAR’s 37th anniversary.
Register now: Best Practices for Automated Virtual Cloning webinar
Do you already use SeqBuilder Pro to design clones, or want to learn how it works? Then you won’t want to miss our free 1-hour webinar next Wednesday, October 20th, at 11:00 CDT.
In the webinar, DNASTAR Sales Manager and cloning expert, Brian Anderson, will (re)introduce the SeqBuilder Pro interface and show you everything you need to know in order to excel at both individual and batch cloning projects. Whether you are a newcomer to virtual cloning or a veteran user of SeqBuilder Pro’s cloning workflow, you are sure to learn new techniques that will save time and eliminate the need to repeat experiments.
If you can’t attend the live webinar, please register anyway. That way, we can automatically send you a link to the recorded webinar when it’s available.
What's so special about PacBio HiFi data?
If you work with novel organisms, you may need to assemble genomes de novo (i.e., without a reference sequence). If so, you might consider sending your samples to a facility that can produce PacBio HiFi long reads, which have an accuracy of over 99.9%.
Lasergene 17.3, released in August, supports two workflows for de novo assembly of PacBio HiFi reads.
To learn more about this type of data and how to use it with Lasergene, see our new blog post, Using Lasergene to De Novo Assemble PacBio HiFi Data.
This month is DNASTAR's anniversary
DNASTAR began in the laboratory of Professor Fred Blattner in Madison, Wisconsin in October 1984. To celebrate our 37th year, we made a fun timeline showing DNASTAR milestones in the bigger context of four decades of scientific discovery. Click here to see the timeline.
Thank you for supporting our ongoing software development so that we can support your research!