Category Archives: Big picture

Andreas Scherer

Final Thoughts on PAGXXIII

The Plant & Animal Genome XXIII Conference (PAG) was again a success. It’s the venue for leading genetic scientists and researchers involved in plant and animal research to meet with their peers. If anything the event continues to grow. The … Continue reading

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VarSeq helps fuel expansion at NorthShore University HealthSystem

Golden Helix and the NorthShore University HealthSystem recently announced our collaboration as the NorthShore puts the VarSeq software to work in it’s gene panel pipeline. VarSeq will be used in Northshore’s clinical lab to help them realize their aggressive expansion plan for 2015. The … Continue reading

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Cheryl Rogers

Dr. Andreas Scherer to speak at ITI 2015

The Integrative Therapies Institute is soon hosting the annual, ITI 2015 conference January 23rd through the 25th in sunny San Diego and our own Dr. Andreas Scherer has been invited to speak. Some of the most prominent genomic and integrative … Continue reading

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Gabe Rudy

In Pursuit of Longevity: Analyzing the Supercentenarian Whole Genomes with VarSeq

If you haven’t been closely watching the twittersphere or other headline sources of the genetics community, you may have missed the recent chatter about the whole genome sequencing of 17 supercentenarians (people who live beyond 110 years). While genetics only … Continue reading

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Andreas Scherer

What to expect from Golden Helix in 2015

There is a lot we can be grateful for at Golden Helix. The past year was marked by two major breakthrough launches. Earlier in 2014, we shipped SVS 8 which unified SVS with our GenomeBrowse product. We were able to improve SVS’ data … Continue reading

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Andreas Scherer

Golden Helix Gives Back – The Winners

Last month, I announced our Golden Helix Gives Back Campaign. During times like this, when funding is tight, we wanted to make a statement to our community. We at Golden Helix are committed to empower researchers and practitioners in the … Continue reading

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Andreas Scherer

Genomic Prediction

The major interest in genomic prediction is best understood by looking at the growth of the human population. Over the last few hundred years we have experienced an increase in population due to medical advances and massive increase in agricultural … Continue reading

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Cheryl Rogers

Bridging the gap between genetics and organic chemistry at UIUC

As Dr. Andreas Scherer mentioned in a blog post earlier this year, Golden Helix is committed to supporting the education of the next generation of genetic researchers. And as such, over the course of 2014, we at Golden Helix are working … Continue reading

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Andreas Scherer

Announcing the 2015 Abstract Challenge

Last year, as part of our ongoing commitment to empower genetic research, we hosted our first research competition. The competition was very successful and now we will make the competition an annual event. Here at Golden Helix, we are dedicated … Continue reading

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Gabe Rudy

6 Population Catalogs Compared with the ExAC 61,486 Exomes

To say the announcement of Dan MacArthur’s group’s release of the Exome Aggregation Consortium (ExAC) data was highly anticipated at ASHG 2014 would be an understatement. Basically, there were two types of talks at ASHG. Those that proceeded the official … Continue reading

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