Gel Dust Cleaner by Arnaud Amzallag
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By way of my friend Mickey Danon, a Ph.D. student at Hebrew University of Jerusalem, I was put into contact with Arnaud Amzallag, a Ph.D. student at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland. He has developed a piece of software to help clean up gel images from spots and stains. Arnaud has also given me permission to make this software available to anyone who is interested. You will find both a link to download the software and to get directions on using it. Enjoy!
Arnaud describes the software as follows: "The idea of the program is that a DNA band will occupy the full width of the area you select, but a stain will not (very likely at least). The program can then discriminate between stains and DNA bands, and remove the stains."
To download the text of the software click here. To download the instructions, click here.