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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.

UM Medical School Software

The University of Michigan Medical School (UMMS) 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.

NOTE: You must have a Medical School appointment or other access permission to download the materials labeled as UMMS links on this page. If you need assistance, please contact the Health Information Technology & Services (HITS) help desk at 734-936-8000 or


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

Although no Medical School affiliation is necessary to receive Lasergene, non-UMMS personnel must e-mail to get access. 

Eligible UMMS users can download this software from the Medical School Software page, which requires logging into Confluence (more information for UMMS users can be found at the Medical School Applications page).

Lasergene Links