Version Affected: 16.0 and later
Version Fixed: N/A
Issue: With the release of Lasergene 16.0 in July 2019, we will be permanently retiring the 32-bit applications EditSeq, PrimerSelect and classic MegAlign. The functionality in these applications has been replaced by SeqBuilder Pro and MegAlign Pro.
Resolution: To help transition users from the retiring applications to their replacements, we have prepared a special user guide entitled Transitioning to SeqBuilder Pro and MegAlign Pro. If you have additional questions, please contact DNASTAR at 866-511-5090 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If I upgrade to Lasergene 16 then can I still keep EditSeq 15 and MegAlign 15 installed and functional?
Dear Linas, you can have and use both Lasergene 15 and Lasergene 16 on the same computer. You can also continue updating to new versions of Lasergene so you have access to the latest features. But if you want to access EditSeq and MegAlign, be sure to keep your copy of Lasergene 15 on your computer too.
Hi, will there be a new alternative to PrimerSelect in the updated Lasergene?
Hi Ann, PrimerSelect dates back to 1993. It was replaced by SeqBuilder in 2005 and PrimerSelect was kept on only as a legacy application. SeqBuilder was then replaced by SeqBuilder Pro in 2017, at which point we retired PrimerSelect. If you’d like to learn how to do PrimerSelect workflows using SeqBuilder Pro, we have a guide just for that: https://www.dnastar.com/manuals/transitioning/topic/transitioning-from-primerselect-to-seqbuilder-pro. Hope that helps!