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How to install Artemis

Artemis is a free genome browser and tool that allows visualisation of sequence features, next-generation data and analysis results.

Here, you will learn how to download and install Artemis. Artemis, named after the ancient Greek goddess of hunting, is a free genome browser and annotation tool that allows visualisation of sequence features, next-generation data, and the results of analyses within the context of the sequence, and its six-frame conceptual translation into proteins.

Artemis is written in Java, and is available for UNIX, Macintosh (MAC) and Windows systems. It can read a number of different file formats including the most popular FASTA, GENBANK, GFF and EMBL.

Click here to visit the Artemis webpage on the Wellcome Sanger Institute website for more information about this software.

Click here to visit the Artemis download pages to download the latest version of Artemis.

Look for the ‘Software Availability’ section where you will find a version of Artemis for your operating system.

Note: To run the Artemis software effectively, you will require a computer (Windows, Mac or Linux) with 2GB RAM. The current version of Artemis requires version 11 of Java to run successfully. Java can be downloaded from this link. The previous version of Artemis will run with version 8 of Java and is available from the Wellcome Sanger Institute ftp site:

You may need to copy and paste the link in your internet browser. We recommend Chrome or Firefox browsers for the ftp download.

Java 8 can be downloaded from this link.

Please also note that you may be behind a firewall, restricting the software you can download, and also that, if using a work computer, you may not have administration rights for it, meaning you are unable to install Java. If either of these situations is true, please see your systems administrator.

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