We have learned that several software packages were omitted from our profile on DNA sequencing software published late last year1. A summary of those packages follows:

GeneTool™, a product of the Canadian company BioTools offers a single environment in which to search proprietary databases, probe sequence homologies, access functional information, align multiple sequences, and predict the secondary structure of proteins. GeneTool's graphical user interface operates the same across all major platforms and operating systems (including UNIX, Windows, and Macintosh) allowing for multi-platform sharing of data.

Screen Shot from Virtual Mutagenesis module of MSI's WebLab Gene Explorer Software
Some unusual features of GeneTool include a "Networked Parallelism", which breaks up a large task into sections that can then be routed to several different computers; advanced compression methods to reduce and maintain database sizes, making this software usable on a PC and frequent (as frequently as daily) electronic downloads of...

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