Version 0.8

Changes in version 0.8 (Mar 20, 2012)

New Functionality

  • SnapGene can now view sequence trace files and supports a wide range of such file formats (ABI, AB1, ABD, ALF, CTF, SCF and ZTR).
  • When importing from GenBank you can now convert sequences to uppercase automatically if you’d prefer.
  • SnapGene now supports remote deactivation by lab managers from the My Account page.


  • More space-efficient printing.
    (Suggested by the A. Matouschek lab)
  • The “Add Feature” dialog now suggests translating features that look like CDS’s when OKing out if they are not currently marked for translation.
  • Made “Go To” dialog a sheet on OSX, just like the Select Range dialog.
  • Improved file association controls in the Windows installer.
  • SnapGene is now code signed on OSX, in theory making it OSX 10.8 compatible.
  • Updated the Common Features database to just under 200 features.
  • Enhanced the find controls context menu.
  • Enhanced importing references, descriptions and comments from GenBank files.
  • SnapGene can now remember the original numerical origin even after editing the DNA ends in preparation for TA cloning etc.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a bug that could result in erroneous run-on translations being displayed for detected common features when using the New DNA File dialog.
    (Reported by Dan Kraut)
  • Fixed a bug that prevented SnapGene from being able to open FASTA files that use carriage returns instead of new linear characters.
  • Fixed a bug that resulted in the selection not being updated properly when using the Set Origin command.
  • Fixed a bug with undoing setting the origin.
  • Windows installer now checks and prevents installation on older incompatible Windows versions
    (aka versions prior to Windows XP).
  • Fixed a bug that resulted in needless tooltips being displayed when using right click feature context menus.
  • Fixed a bug that effected importing features from another file.
  • Fixed a bug where when erasing history, history colors were not also erased.
  • Fixed a bug that resulted in terminal phosphates being displayed when viewing standard common features.
  • Fixed a bug that resulted in incorrect feature propagation when inserting one or two fragments at a 5′ sticky cut site after first filling in the 5′ overhangs.
  • Fixed a bug that resulted in incorrect feature propagation when copying and pasting a region that wraps around the numerical origin.

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