Author Archives: Mike Thiesen

The Murky Waters of Variant Nomenclature – You Could Be Missing Vital Information

When researchers realized they needed a way to report genetic variants in scientific literature using a consistent format, the Human Genome Variation Society (HGVS) mutation nomenclature was developed and quickly became the standard method for describing sequence variations. Increasingly, HGVS … Continue reading

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Meet Mike Thiesen: Software Engineer at Golden Helix

Editor’s Note: This post is the second in a series from Golden Helix employees about working at the company and in the life sciences field. Mike has been working on GenomeBrowse with Sam for the last year. I became fascinated … Continue reading

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I Want a GPU for Computational Analysis! Which One Should I Get?

A GPU can produce an enormous boost in performance for many scientific computing applications. Since we announced the availability of SNP & Variation Suite’s incorporation of GPUs to dramatically speed up copy number segmentation, we’ve received numerous inquiries on recommendations … Continue reading

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Video Graphics and Genomics: A Real Game Changer?

Why should a genetic researcher care about the latest in video gaming technology? The answer is video graphics cards or Graphics Processing Units (GPUs). For certain computational tasks, a single GPU can perform as well as an entire cluster of … Continue reading

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