Golden Helix’s Twentieth Year Anniversary

If we take a look back in time, a lot happened in September 1998. It is the month in which the first ever “Who wants to be a Millionaire?” show debuted on ITV in Britain. Larry Page and Sergey Brin incorporated Google in September, registering the Google.com domain on September 15, 1998. And on that very same day, we officially… Read more »

CNV Setup & Quality Assessment: Part 1

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2017 was a busy year regarding the development of our CNV tools. Since the release of the CNV caller, we have produced quite a bit of content tailored to assist our users with getting started. Here are some links: Robarts Research Institute CNV analysis on patients with familial hypercholesterolemia CNV annotations Common CNV questions CNV calling with shallow whole genome… Read more »

VSClinical: The details you should know

ClinVar

The recent release of VSClinical gives users the ability to evaluate variants based on the 33 criteria according to the American College of Medical Genetic and Genomics (ACMG) guidelines. This feature leverages a variety of variant sequencing evidence including population data, functional data, and computational predictions while providing rich visualizations and auto recommendations to help answer challenging criteria. This highly… Read more »

2018 T-Shirt Design Competition Begins

T-Shirt Design Competition

It’s time to kickoff one of our favorite events of the year, the annual T-Shirt Design Competition! The Golden Helix Community came up with some great ideas last year. We cannot wait to see how everyone’s sense of genomic humor has improved over the year! Here’s how the competition works: Draw it out or write it down; we accept either… Read more »

Hope to see you at ESHG 2018

ESHG

We’re looking forward to seeing everyone at ESHG 2018 in Milano, Italy. Both Gabe Rudy and I will be representing the Golden Helix Team and hope that you will stop by to say hello! We will be in booth #312 which I’ve highlighted in the photo below: As always, we have put together a series of quick, in-booth demos that… Read more »