Resources

Explore our educational resources to advance your knowledge of SnapGene, cloning and core molecular biology procedures.

Getting Started

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Getting Started with SnapGene
Learning how to use SnapGene is easy! We developed a few short videos to get you started.
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Annotate and Visualize
Watch our easy to follow videos and learn how annotate features, create primers, simulate PCR and perform silent mutations
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Simulate Cloning in SnapGene
Watch these step-by-step video guides and learn how to simulate all major molecular cloning techniques in SnapGene.
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Align and Verify in SnapGene
Learn how to verify your cloning and validate your experiments with tools including alignments and agarose gel simulations.

Cloning Guides

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Restriction Enzyme Cloning
An overview of the science behind cloning with restriction enzymes and how to simulate restriction cloning in SnapGene.
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Cloning PCR Products
An overview of PCR cloning, the capture of a PCR product into a vector of interest and how this technique is performed in SnapGene.
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Gateway Cloning Technique
An overview of Thermo Fisher Scientific's Gateway Cloning technique and how to simulate the Gateway reaction in SnapGene.
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Gibson Assembly
An overview of Gibson Assembly, a technique to create exceptionally large molecular clones from PCR products
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In-Fusion Cloning
Overview of In-Fusion cloning, a remarkably versatile method developed by Takara Biosciences for creating seamless gene fusions.
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Golden Gate Assembly
Overview of Golden Gate assembly, also known as Golden Gate cloning, a one-pot, one-step cloning procedure created by Carola Engler and colleagues in 2008.
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CRISPR: Guide to gRNA design
Learn the steps involved in CRISPR ranging from designing your gRNA and repair templates to approaches to verify your genome edit.
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Intro to Molecular Cloning
Watch this in-depth video series and discover the key concepts of molecular cloning and the plasmid cloning cycle.

Latest Resources

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SnapGene Tour
See how SnapGene works. Learn how to plan, visualize and document molecular cloning procedures in SnapGene.
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The Plasmid Cloning Cycle
How to improve accuracy, increase efficiency and reduce errors.
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Restriction Enzymes
Discover the importance of restriction enzymes and the different types available.
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Polymerase Chain Reaction
Learn the fundamentals of the polymerase chain reaction (PCR).
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TOPO Cloning
Learn how TOPO cloning is used to clone DNA fragments without the need for restriction enzymes or DNA ligase.
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Data Management
Learn how to manage your data in SnapGene
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Align and Verify in SnapGene
Learn how to verify your cloning and validate your experiments with tools including alignments and agarose gel simulations.
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Annotate and Visualize
Watch our easy to follow videos and learn how annotate features, create primers, simulate PCR and perform silent mutations

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