From HMS Genetics Department Wiki

DNAStar Lasergene 9.0.4 is available for the Genetics Users

DNAStar Lasergene 9.0.4 is compatible with Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) and will be compatible with Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion).

The Department of Genetics has 19 concurrent licenses for DNAStar Lasergene.

You need to install a copy of DNAStar Lasergene 9.0.4 that incorporates the HMS Genetics license to use the software. DNAStar will not work properly without the license.

The Genetics Department's shared license for DNAStar only works while you are connected to the Genetics License Server, meter.med.harvard.edu. DNAStar programs should connect automatically to meter from any computer in NRB - whether it's on the HMS or the Brigham network.

In order to use DNAStar Lasergene from off campus, you must have a VPN connection to the HMS network before you start DNAStar.

If you are having problems running DNAStar, please email the Computer Facility at support@genetics.med.harvard.edu.


  Lasergene 9.0.4 is fully compatible with Mac OS X 10.5, 10.6, and 10.7, as well as Windows XP, Vista, and 7.


  Lasergene 8.1.5 is fully compatible with both Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) and Windows 7

7.1 Notes:

  DNAStar has added default feature markings for maps constructed in SeqBuilder 7.  
  These settings will not affect any feature markings on maps created with SeqBuilder 6.1.  
  See instructions for customizing feature layouts in DNAStar 7.1 to change the default settings.
  Getting Started with DNASTAR Lasergene 7 manual is available from the Computer Facility.  This is still valid for Lasergene 8.1.5

7.2 Notes:

  Lasergene 7.2.2 is fully compatible with Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard)