What is GenoCAD™?
GenoCAD is an open-source computer-assisted-design (CAD) application for synthetic biology. The foundation of GenoCAD is to consider DNA as a language to program synthetic biological systems. GenoCAD includes a large database of annotated genetic parts which are the words of the language. GenoCAD also includes design rules describing how parts should be combined in genetic constructs. These rules are used to build a wizard that guides users through the process of designing complex genetic constructs and artificial gene networks. The same rules are used by the GenoCAD compiler to maintain the integrity of existing constructs. GenoCAD provides users with data import and export capabilities using standard formats (FASTA, GenBank, and tab-delimited text) so that users' personal workspaces can be customized to meet their specific needs.
Who develops GenoCAD?
This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. EF-0850100. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.
GenoCAD Source Code
The GenoCAD source code is hosted on SourceForge http://sourceforge.net/projects/genocad/develop.