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Copy a DNA or RNA Sequence to the Clipboard

How do I copy a DNA or RNA sequence to the clipboard?

Open a DNA or RNA File

Open a DNA or RNA file in SnapGene.

In Map view or Sequence view, select the region of sequence to be copied.

Copy the Selected Nucleotide Sequence

Click Edit → Copy Top Strand Bases to copy the Top (forward) strand in the 5'-3' direction.

Click Edit → Copy Bottom Strand Bases → (5'→3') to copy the bottom (reverse) strand in the 5'→3' direction.

Click Edit → Copy Bottom Strand Bases → (3'→5') to copy the bottom (reverse) strand in the 3'→5' direction.

The sequence will be copied to the clipboard.

Copy the Translation of the Selected DNA Sequence

Select a coding sequence (CDS) feature in Map or Sequence view and click Edit → Copy Amino Acids → to copy the translation in either 1 letter or 3 letter code.

The sequence will be copied to the clipboard.

If you want to create a new file based on the translation of a CDS then see Make a Protein Sequence from a DNA Sequence.