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File Type 1SnapGene DNA File

DeveloperGSL Biotech
4.1 (12 Votes)
CategoryData Files

What is a DNA file?

Data file created by SnapGene, a molecular biology program used for analyzing DNA data; stores a DNA sequence and associated XML and binary metadata; also includes the author, a description, comments, and other written information.

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DNA files are used for documenting, studying, and visualizing DNA sequences. SnapGene and the free SnapGene Viewer provide the ability to visualize the data in several different views for performing DNA analysis.

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Programs that open DNA files
Updated 3/18/2015

File Type 2CA Backup and Migration Backup File

DeveloperComputer Associates
3.0 (3 Votes)
CategoryBackup Files

.DNA File Association 2

File created by CA Backup and Migration, a program used to backup a computer's "DNA"; contains network, printer, system, and application settings as well as files, folders, address books, and photos; used for backing up computer settings and transferring settings from one computer to another.

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DNA files are self-extractable. When opened, they automatically migrate the backed up settings and files to the new computer.

Programs that open DNA files
CA Backup and Migration
CA Desktop DNA Migrator
Updated 1/12/2010

File Type 3GenePool DNA File

DeveloperJeffrey Ventrella
2.0 (1 Vote)
CategoryData Files
FormatText and Binary

.DNA File Association 3

Data file used by GenePool, an artificial life simulation game; contains the DNA for a creature that can be simulated with other creatures in a virtual experiment; sometimes used for competitions to see which player's custom creatures survive better than others when simulated together.

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NOTE: DNA files are also used by Darwin Pond, the predecessor to GenePool. However, Darwin Pond DNA files use a plain text format while GenePool DNA files use binary formatting. The Darwin Pond DNA files contain a fixed list of parameters separated by line breaks, and each file has the same file size.

Programs that open DNA files
Updated 1/9/2012

About DNA Files

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