4Peaks for Mac

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A minimalist but very powerful Mac OS X application that offers you the possibility to visualize, analyze, and edit DNA sequence files.

editor's review





4Peaks is a simple Mac app designed to provide uncomplicated yet highly efficient tools for viewing and analyzing information extracted while sequencing DNA samples. The app is able to handle most sequence file formats, such as SCF, ZTR, EXP, PLN, BIO, ALF, CTF, and more.

Straightforward viewer app that can handle DNA sequence files and allows you to process the data by using plug-ins

Like with many other OS X software solutions, the 4Peaks installation process is reduced to dragging and dropping the app to your disk. The next step is to open the DNA sequence file you want to analyze: 4Peaks will generate a visual representation that can be easily edited by double clicking on the call you want to change.

For your convenience, 4Peaks comes with multiple translation dictionaries and BLAST algorithms: simply choose the ones you want to employ via the appropriate menus. At the same time, 4Peaks offers support for integrating user developed plug-ins that deal with specific tasks.

Uncomplicated DNA analyzer tool featuring an user friendly design, and powerful translation capabilities

4Peaks comes with a basic search tool which you can employ to quickly highlight a specific motif: you can use the predefined ones, or effortlessly make your own. Since the app includes translation functions, you will be able to visualize the effect of a certain mutation with minimal effort.

In addition, you can use the BLAST (Basic Local Alignment Search Tool) algorithm to compare your DNA sequences with other nucleotide samples hosted on the NCBI (National Center for Biotechnology Information) website.

Powerful analysis and editing tool that can help you examine DNA sequences and observe various mutations

4Peaks is a great tool to have around if you are working with DNA sequence files: the app provides support for most popular sequence file formats, allows you to effortlessly edit the sequence and compare the results with other databases, comes with basic but efficient searching capabilities, and so on.

4Peaks was reviewed by Iulia Ivan
Last updated on July 16th, 2015

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