Jeremy Martinson jmartins at helix.hgen.pitt.edu
Thu Mar 19 10:03:29 EST 1998

In article <205969B4B7A2D11181F600805FBB80EA05164A at chkd.evms.edu>, 
TBerke at CHKD.COM says...
> Dear All:
> I recently learned that PC/Gene (latest version 6.85) is no longer supported
> by the developer.
> I was recommended OMIGA to replace it which is a new Win95-based program for
> sequence database and basic manipulation.
> Still evaluating it, I am not convinced yet that OMIGA can really replace
> PC/Gene.
> I might need to spend more time with OMIGA, however, in the meantime, I'd
> like to get some idea from you for a Win95 program for maintaining nt and aa
> sequence databases and performing basic analysis on those (incl. pairwise
> and multiple alignment, translation, database homology search).
> Thanks for your input.
> Tamas Berke
> Norfolk, VA

I have a copy of OMIGA which I got last year. To be honest, I'm not that 
impressed. I find its organization confusing, and the way it works 
somewhat counter-intuitive. Also, the current version doesn't do primer 
design, and I'm still waiting for the upgraded version with that feature 
to appear (I was assured that it would be available "real soon now" when 
I bought OMIGA last year). I guess I really want MacVector for the PC, 
but I don't think I'm going to get it.

happy hunting


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