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The download includes all of the DNA and protein sequences necessary to run the cases described in the Resource Manual. See the version history and important points for additional information about the current release.
Case It! software can be downloaded free of charge for educational use. Before downloading the software, you will be asked to fill out a form. Names and email addresses will be kept confidential. Please provide as much detail as possible on the “statement of intended use”, and provide the official name of your educational institution under “affiliation”, without abbreviating. Commercial use of this copyrighted software is prohibited. Note that this registration is separate from the site registration that allows users to post comments and forum messages.
System requirements: Windows XP, Vista, or Windows 7.
Mac Users: There is not a native Mac version of Case It v6.06, but it will work on a Mac that is running any of the above Windows programs. Note that Boot Camp, included with the Mac OSX, will enable you to run Windows software (including Case It) at native speed, provided you have a valid version of the Windows operating system. Information on Boot Camp is available at http://www.apple.com/support/bootcamp/. Another option is to use an emulating program (Parallels, VMware Fusion, Virtual Box) to install and run Windows. Click here for more information about options for running Case It v6.06 on a Mac.
Important: To use the bioinformatics features (sequence alignment,tree building), MEGA software (any version of the executable file – e.g. MEGA5.exe) must be installed in the MEGA folder of Case It v6. MEGA must be obtained and registered from the MEGA web site. Click here for a video tutorial on obtaining and installing MEGA software for use with the Case It simulation.
Case It v5.03 - This older version of the software is no longer being supported, but we are making it available for users who have been using it in their classes and are not ready to upgrade to version 6.06, or for those who need a native Mac version. This version will run DNA and protein gels, blots, ELISA and PCR. It does not include autoload features, and cannot be integrated with MEGA software to run sequence alignments and phylogenetic trees. Note: This is a PowerPC application that does not run on the latest MacOS, 10.7.4 Lion.