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Comparing Variants using a Venn Diagram

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One of the lesser known functions in SVS allows the user to create Venn diagrams comparing variants found in multiple spreadsheets. These different spreadsheets could come from individuals samples, a case vs. control group or several variant databases. It is a helpful tool for visually comparing different variants. Start by creating spreadsheets for each group/samples you’d like to compare. The… Read more »

Our Customers’ Success

      Golden Helix    June 23, 2015    No Comments on Our Customers’ Success

It is already almost halfway through 2015, and June has been especially busy as far as customer publication goes. We wanted to pass on the articles to you and congratulate our customers on their success!  Elena Gusareva and Kristel Van Steen of the University of Liege and colleagues recently published A cautionary note on the impact of protocol changes for genome-wide… Read more »

Frequently Asked Questions about VarSeq

The support team at Golden Helix is always on-hand to help with your SVS and VarSeq needs. We get some questions more often than others, and this blog will answer some of the most common questions we’ve been seeing lately regarding VarSeq. A common question we receive is if data can be filtered from a locally kept set of variants… Read more »

Looking Beyond the Exons: Splice Altering Variants

There are many approaches that one might use to define a variant as potentially deleterious. For example, we often see analysis workflows based on rare, non-synonymous variants, perhaps incorporating additional annotation sources that capture known or predicted consequences of coding variants. Annotations for coding regions of the genome are relatively abundant and familiar to genome scientists. We are comfortable in… Read more »

SAGES 2015

      Golden Helix    June 2, 2015    No Comments on SAGES 2015

This year the MAGES symposium has a new name, the Symposium on Advances in Genomics, Epidemiology and Statistics or SAGES! The NIH has also been added to the sponsor list and we’re excited to have the support for this informative symposium! Additionally, we were treated to the addition of a new poster session to accompany the fantastic speakers. The trend… Read more »