DNA sequences can be manually edited in Benchling just as you would in a word processor.

First, navigate to the sequence you would like to edit and select the ‘SEQUENCE MAP’ sub-tab.

To manually insert bases, click on the position within your sequence where you would like to insert. Type in the bases you wish to add, and click ‘ENTER’ in the resulting modal.

To delete bases, highlight the region of your sequence you would like to delete by clicking and dragging the mouse. You can also highlight an annotation by clicking on it.

Next, either press the ‘delete’ button on your keyboard, or right-click and select ‘Delete Bases’.

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