DNAStar Lasergene

DNAStar Lasergene

About Lasergene 

DNASTAR Lasergene is licensed by the Woodruff Health Sciences Center Library and is now offered at no cost to the Emory Research Community.  The Lasergene Core Suite includes full access to SeqBuilder, SeqMan Pro, MegAlign, MegaAlign Pro, GeneQuest, Protean Protean 3D, SeqNinja, Genvision, Primer Select and EditSeq.  Additionally, Seqman Ngen, Arraystar and Qseq are licensed for use by Emory researchers.

Technical Requirements 

  • Most DNASTAR Lasergene products are available for both Windows (Windows XP, Vista, or 7) and Mac (OS 10.6 or later).
  • Array Star and QSeq are available only on the Windows platform (available for Mac when running a Windows 7 parallel desktop).
  • Please be aware that newly available modules SeqMan Ngen and Qseq require potentially large amounts of RAM.  A minimum of 8GB RAM for Qseq and a minimum of 16GB RAM for SeqMan Ngen are recommended.
  • The WHSC Library has available two computer workstations that can run SeqMan Ngen and Qseq in the library

Registering and Downloading Lasergene 

  • Start by submitting a request to Ask A Librarian or contact Jeremy Kupsco: jkupsco@emory.edu or Kimberly Powell:krpowel@emory.edu to receive the IP address for the Lasergene Server at Emory.
  • After obtaining IP address, download the appropriate version of Lasegene from Emory Software Express
  • Follow the install prompts. Choose “silent install’ to keep prompts to a minimum.   When DNASTAR Lasergene Authorization prompt pops up, choose the applications you wish to authorize and click next.  When prompted, select “Network” for License Type and use the provided server address to authenticate the download.

Off Campus Access 

Users can access Lasergene off campus by using the following two methods:  logging in to the VPN, vpn.emory.edu, or Lasergene gives you the option to “checkout a temporary license for up to 30 days that will allow off campus access, you can set this option up by clicking on “ Commuter License Manager”