DNAStar has launched its latest version of Next-Gen sequence assembly software for desktop computers. NGen2.0 is the company's third upgrade of NGS software in the past 18 months, reflecting the rapidly changing needs of the market. NGen 2.0 features an expanded capacity to permit users to work with larger reference-guided or de novo assemblies. The easy-to-use interface permits researchers to quickly and easily set up projects and either use default parameters or customise the assembly parameters for their unique project. NGen can also be used to assemble data for RNA-Seq projects run in the DNAStar ArrayStar software platform.
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