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Gene Construction Kit

Manipulate DNA sequences and plasmid drawing options.

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Gene Construction Kit overview

The Gene Construction Kit program has been the preferred plasmid mapping software of leading researchers for more than 20 years. GCK allows easy manipulation of DNA sequences, either graphically or as sequence text - quickly saving users both time and money. GCK eliminates tedious examination of DNA sequence data by automatically identifying open reading frames (ORF's), keeping track of sticky ends during cutting and pasting of restriction enzyme digestion fragments, assisting with PCR primer design, and enabling comprehensive annotation of DNA sequence features. This DNA analysis software allows multiple files to be opened and displayed simultaneously, allowing DNA sequences to easily be copied and pasted between plasmids and vectors to represent real-world DNA cloning protocols. The Gene Construction Kit software is available for both Windows and Mac users, and files can be shared across platforms allowing for easy collaboration. The interface and set of functions in GCK will significantly enhance laboratory productivity and minimize experimental design errors - saving users both time and money.

The demo version available from the above link has limited functions (printing, saving, and importing/exporting files are not enabled). A full trial version is available upon application to the developer. The same contact form may be used to request pricing details (academic, government & commercial).

What’s new in version 4.5.1

Updated on Jul 29 2019

Version 4.5.1:
  • Gatekeeper Path Randomization support
  • Fixed License File copy bug on MacOS 10.13 (High Sierra)
  • Fixed view drawing bug with Construct, Sequence and Illustration documents
  • Added Toolbar icons as shortcuts for common menu actions
  • Fixed an issue with Font Typeface discrepancies
  • Updates for Windows 10 version 1709 (Fall Creators Update) compatibility
  • Addressed problems with printing Constructs under certain conditions
  • Fixed junction marker Copy/Paste issue
  • Resolved issue with AutoFeature sequence matches at 3’ end of Construct
  • Added extended support for Auto Annotation
  • Updated drawing routines in Sequence and Construct windows
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15.3 MB



App requirements

  • Intel 32
  • Mac OS X 10.6 or later
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Nov 29 2012
Nov 29 2012
Version: 4.0.1
This looks very interesting and I would download it if there was a limited version, perhaps GPL'd, for those of us interested in the subject but not working in the field.
Feb 14 2012
Feb 14 2012
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