Author Archives: Jessica Vionas

GenomeBrowse 2.0 Is Here!

The developers at Golden Helix have raised the bar again with the release of GenomeBrowe 2.0. About a year and a half after the initial release, Golden Helix has expanded the functionality of GenomeBrowse to fulfill feature requests from both … Continue reading

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Fun in the Sun – Headed to Tri-Con and AGBT next week currently says it feels like -24 degrees outside (yes, that’s negative) here in Bozeman, Montana. Which is why I’m more than a little jealous of Gabe Rudy and Andreas Scherer who get to go to San Francisco and Marco … Continue reading

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CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: Dell Ultrabook Laptop and SVS Giveaway

Are you ready to show your research to the world? Do you and a colleague want a free one-year SNP & Variation Suite license? Could you use a new laptop? Then we have a contest for you! As part of our … Continue reading

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ASHG is here once again!

Hey everyone! It’s time once again for the illustrious ASHG – this year in Boston, MA. We are very excited to get to see all of our colleagues and friends and hear about what you’ve been up to. This year … Continue reading

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Upcoming Webcast – Making NGS Data Analysis Clinically Practical: Repeatable and Time-Effective Workflows

Presenter: Autumn Laughbaum, Biostatistician with introduction by Dr. Andreas Scherer, President & CEO Date: September 10, 2013 Duration: 60 Minutes Abstract Exploring next-generation sequence data requires an iterative process whereby a researcher can find a “needle in the haystack” that … Continue reading


Upcoming Webcast – Exploring DNA/RNA-Seq Analysis Results with Golden Helix GenomeBrowse and SVS

Presenter: Dr. Bryce Christensen, Statistical Geneticist Date: July 24, 2013 Duration: 60 Minutes Abstract Golden Helix GenomeBrowse™, a free visualization tool for all types of sequence data, was introduced in 2012 to broad acclaim. Researchers using GenomeBrowse discovered a product … Continue reading

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Why You Should Go To TCGC

In a couple of short weeks, Gabe is headed off to TCGC in San Francisco where he will be giving part of a short course. He was super excited about it last year and is even more so this year. … Continue reading

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All Excited About Mixed Models

Last month, Bryce Christensen wrote a little about mixed models and their application in GWAS. He promised that this analysis would be available in SNP & Variation Suite (SVS) “soon,” but didn’t elaborate. We are now excited to announce that … Continue reading

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Upcoming webcast – Mixed Models: How to Effectively Account for Inbreeding and Population Structure in GWAS

Presenter: Greta Linse Peterson, Senior Statistician Date: Wednesday, June 5th, 2013 Time: 12:00 pm EDT, 60 minutes Abstract Population structure and inbreeding can confound results from a standard genome-wide association test. Accounting for the random effect of relatedness can lead … Continue reading

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Upcoming Webcast – Knowing Your Downstream: Functional Predictions

Presenter: Dr. Bryce Christensen, Statistical Geneticist and Director of Services Date: Wednesday, May 15th, 2013 Time: 12:00 pm EDT Abstract Next-Generation Sequencing analysis workflows typically lead to a list of candidate variants that may or may not be associated with … Continue reading

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