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ENSnano: A software for designing 3D DNA/RNA nanostructures
ENSnano takes up the concept of others DNA/RNA
nanostructures design software like cadnano and
scadnano, and introduces the following features:
A smooth and intuitive design interface
Fast design and handling of large structures
Custom organisation of the 2D view
3D cross-over recomandation
A new grid-based 3D organisation of helices
Realtime 3D visualisation and editing
Export of strand sequences to excel files for ordering
Import of designs from cadnano and scadnano, with 3D structure guessing and automatic grid assignement
Export to OxDNA for physical simulation, an export to MrDNA is also planed.
Cross-platform: Windows, MacOS and Linux
ENSnano is developed by Nicolas Levy and Nicolas Schabanel.
Join / sign off the mailing list at:
The following links points to short video tutorials that will get you started with ENSnano in no time:
ENSnano tutorials youtube channel
We are currently developing features that will allow the editing of curved DNA nanostructures in
ENSnano. Previews are available on the dedicated
on our YouTube channel.
Getting ENSnano 0.4.0
Download binaries: Windows (Vulkan or DirectX), Mac OS with Intel or M1 chip
You can get binaries for Windows or MacOS on ENSnano's github repository.
In case mac OS blocks the app from launching, just follow the procedure to get the app approved by Mac OS:
How to pass Mac OS security check
Compile it from source
Install Rust language. For windows, follow the link. For Linux and Mac OS, just type in a terminal:
curl --proto '=https' --tlsv1.2 -sSf https://sh.rustup.rs | sh
Download the source code. For Linux and Mac OS, just type in a terminal:
git clone https://github.com/thenlevy/ensnano.git
Compile and run! This will download dependencies the first time, thus it might take some time...
For Linux and Mac OS, just type in a terminal:
|cargo run --release|
A DNA origami designed in ENSnano using 3D crossover recommendations
The following design was created in a few hours, from scratch to DNA strand order, using ENSnano.
Download the ENSnano file, staples and oxDNA export files :
Last update: 2022.05.12 07:05:36