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Recent Customer Publications

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It’s that time of the month again! As usual, we have several new customer publications we would like to recognize and share with you. Please check out a few of our favorite articles: In Biological Psychiatry, Ariel Martinez and Marucio Arcos-Burgos of the National Institute of Health, as well as colleagues, published An Ultraconserved Brain-specific Enhancer within ADGRL3 (LPHN3) Underpins… Read more »

Precision Medicine leverages innovative tech advances

We are excited to announce that earlier this month an article by our CEO, Dr. Andreas Scherer, was featured in Chronicle Pharmabiz. The article is focused on how Precision Medicine is becoming a reality by leveraging the advances in technology. The excerpt below is courtesy of Chronicle Pharmabiz. Almost 2,500 years ago, Hippocrates captured one of the key principles underlying… Read more »

Custom Filtering using ClinVar Annotations

ClinVar

ClinVar is one of our most used annotations sources for a variety of workflows. It is also the public annotation source that is updated most frequently of all the sources currently supported in VarSeq. ClinVar provides new versions of their database once a month in several formats (XML, VCF, TXT). We use custom Python scripts to convert the provided VCF… Read more »

Finding Rare Mutations at the Center for Rare Jewish Genetic Disorders

Bonei Olam

Since 1999, Bonei Olam has been providing large-scale funding for fertility treatment and research. The non-profit’s mission is to provide whatever means or resources necessary to help childless couples achieve the dream of parenthood. Today, it is recognized in the worldwide medical arena for its leadership role at the forefront of reproductive medicine, research and technology. Specifically, Bonei Olam has… Read more »

Whole Exome Sequencing workflows in VarSeq

Whole Exome Sequencing Workflows

Whole exome sequencing workflows using SNP & Variation Suite (SVS) was presented in a recent webcast, by Dr. Robert Hamilton from the Hospital for Sick Kids. In particular, he performed some filtering on his data to look for only heterozygous variants in his sample of interest, removed variants with allele frequency less than 0.005% based off of the ExAC Variant Frequency… Read more »