Rewriting Life

Designing Genes

  • August 25, 2010

Want a gene that can produce enzymes that efficiently turn organic materials into biofuels? New software makes it easy to design genes from scratch, and displays schematics (right). The company offering the software can produce the sequence, or you can hand the task to another DNA synthesis firm.

Product: Gene Designer 2.0
Cost: Free
Availability: Now
Source: www.dna20.com/genedesigner2
Companies: DNA2.0

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