Software developer MacVector has released MacVector 10.6, the company's DNA and protein sequence analysis program. Version 10.6 includes several new features, including the introduction of a Vector NTI database import function that allows MacVector to directly read sequence data from databases created by Vector NTI Advance v10 or earlier, even if the database resides on a Windows machine accessible over a network.
The new version reads all of the standard features and annotations associated with each sequence, follows the Genbank format for the features table and is always kept up to date with the latest Genbank release. It also has the added benefit of migrating any old and deprecated feature information contained in the Vector NTI file into the current nomenclature.
Other features of the new version include enhancements and optimizations to the Align To Reference and Assembler alignment tools.
MacVector 10.6 requires Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later to install and run. Full pricing for the application and its licensing conditions are available here.