DNAstar has launched a bioinformatics software tool to help molecular biologists with Next Generation sequencing, which is the assembly of data obtained from the use of new DNA sequencing platforms.
SeqMan Genome Assembler (SMGA) is the first commercially available software tool that permits the assembly of fragment data sequenced using 454, Illumina and traditional Sanger technologies.
SMGA integrates this expanded assembly capability with DNAstar’s existing Lasergene suite of sequence analysis software, allowing users to perform assemblies and analyses on Windows and Macintosh computers.
Users can perform alignments and SNP discoveries, among many other analyses on de novo or templated assemblies, where appropriate, or with resequencing projects. The software permits users to work with multiple platforms in the same project, further simplifying the researcher’s work.