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Changes in version 5.1.5 (Jul 20, 2020)

New Functionality

  • Added a "Copy Rich Text" command for selections in alignments, to provide the option of copying either simple sequences or sequences with metadata.
    (Inspired by Leigh Harty and Nelson Ramirez)


  • Added Invitrogen's "pScreen-iT LacZ-Dest" to the list of Gateway® Destination vectors.
    (Requested by Aysegul Gungor)
  • Modified the statistics in pairwise alignments to show two digits after the decimal point instead of one.
    (Requested by Robin Luo)
  • Added time estimates to various progress dialogs.
  • Improved the order of "Copy" actions in the Edit menu.
  • Made various textual, alignment, and spacing improvements.
  • Enabled export of a map or history while viewing any tab.


  • Ensured reliable import of primers copied to the clipboard using Microsoft Office.
    (Reported by Daryl Beckford)
  • Added support for dragging and dropping FASTA archives into the Assemble Contigs dialog.
    (Reported by Thomas Reinard)
  • Preserved zoom and split view display options when switching between files in a collection.
    (Requested by Joon Park)
  • Enhanced the Gene Construction Kit importer to capture the full set of notes in the "General Info" section.
    (Reported by Steve Stippec)
  • Improved stability when computing and viewing multiple sequence alignments.
    (Reported by Leigh Harty)
  • Corrected an issue that could cause features to be erroneously detected around the numerical origin of a linear sequence.
  • Ensured that proper file extensions were included when batch converting files from one format to another.
  • Ensured correct setting of the default button in the Find controls when pressing and releasing Shift in a sequence trace window.
  • Corrected a regression with the navigation buttons when viewing an alignment to a reference sequence.
  • Addressed issues with the purple bar and the Tm column when importing primers from another file.
  • Corrected the displayed molecular weight when adding a translated feature to the common features database.
  • Removed the colors button in cloning dialogs, and streamlined the side toolbar in the Edit DNA Ends, Browse Common Features, and Mutageneis dialogs.
  • Improved the display of long sequence names within circular maps.
  • Corrected a regression by removing cut locations for ancestral restriction sites in History view.
  • Removed the inappropriate "Preserve feature annotations" control from the New File dialog, and the inappropriate "Detect common features" control when inserting or replacing bases in a sequence trace window.
  • Improved stability when assembling contigs using FASTQ data.
  • Disabled the Show/Hide All Enzymes commands when viewing protein files.
  • Corrected an issue in which the endpoints of a selection were not updated in the selection bar after renumbering the origin of a linear sequence.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented immediately using SnapGene without restarting after activating a Flexera-based shared license.
  • Corrected an issue with computing % GC when partially degenerate residues
    (B, D, H, and V) were present.
  • Ensured that only the zoomed region is shown for the root map in History view.
  • Addressed an issue in which the Save As dialog would vanish immediately when attempting to choose a different name instead of saving over an existing file.
  • Ensured that enzyme set menus are refreshed after using Manage Enzyme Sets.
  • Ensured that the desired endpoint modifications are correctly applied when designing a synthetic construct.
  • Improved the registration of file associations on macOS.