Category Archives: News, events, & announcements

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 to lower false discovery rates and identify the causative markers without over-correcting and dampening the true signal. This presentation will… Read more »

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 the phenotype of interest. Any given analysis may result in tens, hundreds, or even thousands of genetic variants which must… Read more »

Upcoming Webcast – Knowing Your NGS Upstream: Alignment and Variants

Presenter: Gabe Rudy, Vice President of Product Development Date: March 27, 2013 Time: 12:00 pm EDT, 90 Minutes Abstract Alignment algorithms are not just about placing reads in best-matching locations to a reference genome. They are now being expected to handle small insertions, deletions, gapped alignment of reads across intron boundaries and even span breakpoints of structural variations, fusions and… Read more »

Upcoming webcast – Insights: Identification of Candidate Variants using Exome Data in Ophthalmic Genetics

Presenter: Khanh-Nhat Tran-Viet, MHA, Manager/Research Analyst II at Duke University Date: March 7, 2013 Time: 12:00 pm EST, 60 Minutes Abstract Technological advances in next generation sequencing provide clinicians and researchers with more effective methods to identify pathogenic gene mutations for heritable diseases. To date, the National Eye Institute Bank lists over 450 genes associated with eye-related disorders. Analytical processing… Read more »

Upcoming webcast: New Study Identifies High-Risk Variants Associated with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Twenty-four new variants discovered, each conferring more than a 2-fold risk of developing ASD Date: January 29, 2013, Noon EST, 90 minutes Presenters: Dr. Hakon Hakonarson, Director of the Center for Applied Genomics, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Dr. Mark F. Leppert, Professor of Human Genetics at the University of Utah and Chief Science Advisor at Lineagen Dr. Michael Paul, President… Read more »