Sequence entry from digital image

Luc Simon Luc.Simon at rsvs.ulaval.ca
Sat Oct 22 16:28:32 EST 1994

In article <383h77$lld at taurus.fccc.edu>, brunk at cygnus.fccc.edu (Brian
Brunk) wrote:

> Hi everyone,
> 	We have converted to powermacs in our new location.  We bought a 
> molecular dynamics phosphorimager and would like to enter DNA sequence 
> from the digital image files.  Mol. Dyn. does not have powermac compatible 
> software to do this!  Do any of you know of software to facilitate sequence
> entry of from digital images that runs on the powermac.  It does not need
> to have automatic base calling, we can point to the correct base as one would
> do with a digitizer.  Any source (commercial or net) would be appreciated!

We have seen the demo of HelixScan from Helix, a division of General
Atomics, and bought a copy. It does superb work on their sample file, but
we still have some problems having it open our TIFF files generated by a
Fuji PhosphorImager. Basically, it does automatic base calling once you
have specified the position of the lanes. Yes, its supposed to run on a
You can reach one of their rep at tackl at vaxd.gat.com

DNA ProScan Inc. also have something working on the Mac, but its almost as
pricey as HelixScan, and it requires manually clicking on the each band.

Luc Simon

Universite Laval
Ste-Foy, Quebec

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