Resources

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

Getting Started

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

Cloning Guides

VIDEO SERIESIntro to Molecular Cloning
Watch this in-depth video series and discover the key concepts of molecular cloning and the plasmid cloning cycle.
GUIDEThe Plasmid Cloning Cycle
How to improve accuracy, increase efficiency and reduce errors.
GUIDERestriction Enzyme Cloning
An overview of the science behind cloning with restriction enzymes and how to simulate restriction cloning in SnapGene.
GUIDECloning 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.
GUIDEGateway Cloning Technique
An overview of Thermo Fisher Scientific's Gateway Cloning technique and how to simulate the Gateway reaction in SnapGene.
GUIDEGibson Assembly
An overview of Gibson Assembly, a technique to create exceptionally large molecular clones from PCR products
GUIDEIn-Fusion Cloning
Overview of In-Fusion cloning, a remarkably versatile method developed by Takara Biosciences for creating seamless gene fusions.
GUIDEGolden Gate Assembly
Learn the steps involved in Golden Gate assembly and how to efficiently plan and simulate your experiment.

Latest Resources

VIDEO SERIESSnapGene Tour
See how SnapGene works. Learn how to plan, visualize and document molecular cloning procedures in SnapGene.
GUIDECRISPR: 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.
GUIDERestriction Enzymes
Discover the importance of restriction enzymes and the different types available.
GUIDEPolymerase Chain Reaction
Learn the fundamentals of the polymerase chain reaction (PCR).
GUIDETOPO Cloning
Learn how TOPO cloning is used to clone DNA fragments without the need for restriction enzymes or DNA ligase.
VIDEO SERIESData Management
Learn how to manage your data in SnapGene
VIDEO SERIESAlign and Verify in SnapGene
Learn how to verify your cloning and validate your experiments with tools including alignments and agarose gel simulations.
VIDEO SERIESAnnotate and Visualize
Watch our easy to follow videos and learn how annotate features, create primers, simulate PCR and perform silent mutations
Discover the most user-friendly molecular biology experience