GENtle 2 is a rethink of the original GENtle and was created by Magnus Manske in partnership with Synbiota. In 2003, the original GENtle was released to the world as open source under the GPLV2 license. GENtle is one of the first, if not the first, DNA and amino acid design tool as it allows its users to design and model DNA, edit both DNA and amino acid code and abstract the complexity of the underlying DNA code by graphically displaying the DNA and amino acid sequences as icons or images singly or in an array. GENtle2 is unique in that it is based on the latest open-web standards. GENtle 2 runs purely within the browser and needs no proprietary software to function.
GENtle 2 was made public under the Mozilla Public License 2.0 on Saturday May 12, 2012 at 9:03 PDT at an Open Work Day event sponsored by the Mozilla Foundation. The submit button was clicked in Mozilla HQ's "Ten Forward" room.