Category Archives: Bioinformatic support

Ashley Hintz

The Differences Between EMMA and EMMAX

I recently gave a webcast on GWAS in a model organism: Arabidopsis thaliana; a question was brought up about the differences between EMMA and EMMAX and why the results with each would differ.

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Greta Linse Peterson

Back to Basics: Importing/Exporting Data in Imputation Program Data Formats with SVS

In a recent blog post (Comparing BEAGLE, IMPUTE2, and Minimac Imputation Methods for Accuracy, Computation Time, and Memory Usage), Autumn Laughbaum compared three imputation programs. Data can be exported from, or imported into, SVS in the standard file formats for … Continue reading

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SVS Workflow Automation Webcast: Your Questions Answered

Last week, we presented a webcast on Workflow Automation in SVS. If you were unable to attend, a recording of it is on our website: http://www.goldenhelix.com/Events/recordings/making-ngs-data-analysis-clinically-practical/index.html In this post I’ll respond to some of the questions we were unable to … Continue reading

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Greta Linse Peterson

Announcing Technical Support Bulletins

Last month I was inspired to create a new way to keep our customers apprised of the latest information on Golden Helix software without cluttering inboxes and overwhelming our blog. I happened to receive a link to an article for … Continue reading

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New 1kG, dbNSFP, and ESP6500 Annotation Tracks and Associated Filters

SVS 7.6.7 features new tools for filtering sequencing data based on functional predictions and allele frequencies. To complement these new features, new annotations tracks have been uploaded to our data server and are now available for our customers! Below you … Continue reading

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Greta Linse Peterson

New Technical Support Bulletins (Forthcoming!), and a Known Bug with Filter Samples by Call Rate

As Product Quality Manager, I have been spending quite a bit of time lately thinking about the best way to communicate with our Golden Helix customers with regards to product quality and customer support issues. Most of our customers at … Continue reading

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Greta Linse Peterson

How SVS Treats Gender in Calculating Genotype Statistics

Recently several customers have asked how SNP & Variation Suite (SVS) treats gender when calculating genotype statistics. In this blog post, I will cover SVS’ current capabilities, what we have available through Python scripts, and what is coming in the … Continue reading

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Greta Linse Peterson

New Plant/Animal Genomes and Annotation Tracks Now Available

Recently we have expanded our annotation track offerings with new human variant frequency catalogs such as the 1000 Genomes Phase 1 Data. Of course, we also curate data for plant and animal genomes – some of which are currently available … 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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Greta Linse Peterson

Getting Your Research Questions Answered Quickly with the Various Golden Helix Support Mediums

From the Customer Support Desk… At Golden Helix, we place a strong emphasis on customer support and helping our customers use the software to the best of their abilities to answer any research questions they have. Due to such a … Continue reading

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