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Resources for those interested in the subject of bioinformatics, the interdisciplinary science that uses information technology to solve molecular biology problems.


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Michigan Medicine Software

Michigan Medicine makes some software related to bioinformatics available for use on faculty and staff computers and through the VPN service. Some training materials are also provided.

If you need assistance, please contact the Health Information Technology & Services (HITS) help desk at 734-936-8000 or via their Customer Service Portal.

Information for accessing these resources can be found at Michigan Medicine Research Applications. Although some software does not require a Medical School affiliation, non-UMMS personnel must e-mail​ to get access.


Genomatix can be used to visualize and interpret Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) data from ChIP, RNA, DNA, methylation or small RNA sequencing.


Lasergene by DNASTAR provides tools for DNA and protein sequence analysis, including sequence assembly, automated virtual cloning, and primer design.


MetaCore uses a manually-curated database for pathway and network analysis of data from microarray, next generation sequencing, metabolic, microRNA, and more.