CLC bio specifications


Unique identifier OMICS_01124
Name CLC Genomics Workbench
Software type Toolkit/Suite
Interface Command line interface, Graphical user interface
Restrictions to use License purchase required
Operating system Unix/Linux, Mac OS, Windows
Computer skills Advanced
Version 10
Stability Stable
Free trial Yes
Maintained Yes


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CLC bio citations

PMCID: 5959919

[…] ( was used as the reference sequence for mapping and variant detection. furthermore, sequenced reads of taqed plant genome were mapped using commercial software (clc genomics workbench v.8.5; qiagen). these variants were also called using this software, with variant-detection workflow shown in supplementary fig. 12., to detect the rearrangements induced […]

PMCID: 5935714

[…] accession gca_001019125.1). unique variants found in the selected strains that were absent in control strains are reported. additional low-frequency mutations in mgra and fmtc were identified using clc genomics workbench version 7.0 (clc bio, ma, usa)., the effect of the efflux pump inhibitor thioridazine on s. aureus mw2 susceptibility to hmpc was evaluated using the 2-fold microdilution […]

PMCID: 5938774

[…] with a minimum coverage of 40–120-fold. we prepared libraries with the nextera xt dna sample preparation kit (illumina) and de novo assembled whole-genome sequence contigs for each strain by using clc genomics workbench version 7.5.1 (qiagen, valencia, ca, usa)., we initially investigated the position of the strains from spain and the united kingdom on the global phylogeny of v. […]

PMCID: 5898766

[…] sequenced (single-end) at the yale center for genome analysis (ycga) using the hiseq2500 system (illumina). read files have been deposited in the ncbi bioproject database (id# prjna358388)., using clc genomics workbench 8 (qiagen), transcriptome reads were first trimmed and filtered to remove ambiguous nucleotides and low-quality sequences. the remaining reads were mapped to glossina morsitans […]

PMCID: 5861252

[…] with the clc genomics workbench 9.0 software package using the “trim sequences” tool with standard parameters. mapping of the trimmed reads to the reference sequences was also performed with the clc genomics workbench 9.0 using the “map reads to reference” tool with standard parameters. for quantification of gene expression (read counting), the alignments generated with the genomics […]

CLC bio reviews

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Arup Ghosh

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For wet lab biologists, CLC workbench is a great tool for analyzing next-generation sequencing datasets. Most of the analysis pipelines are predefined, so very less time wasted on setup process. Also one can easily manipulate existing pipelines according to their convenience.


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I've bee using this software for years and I have found its solution as one of the best in the class of bioinformatics workbenches although I have found that its usage is very limited many cases due to the cost of the software that it's licensing represent for many labs. Nonetheless this workbench allows to get a free-limited versio that is still very usefull for doing general sequence visualization and organization tasks. It provides both a Server and a Client implementation so is very scalable and compatible with all main OS.

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