Election Season: Which Exome Chip Wins?

It has now been about a year since Illumina and Affymetrix announced their respective exome genotyping arrays.  Both products were launched with ambitious visions of how they would enable researchers to learn significantly more about the cause of human diseases. Sales of the Illumina chip exceeded expectations, and the company said that it sold enough exome chips through the first… Read more »

GenomeBrowse is here!

      Delaina Hawkins    September 13, 2012    No Comments on GenomeBrowse is here!

Golden Helix announced it would offer a complimentary genome browser for visualizing DNA and RNA-Seq data back in October of 2011; however no release date was disclosed at that time. Well, after much blood, sweat, and tears, we are VERY excited to announce that GenomeBrowseTM is here! GenomeBrowse raises the bar on the on the experience of exploring and finding… Read more »

New Tools to Simplify the Workflow for Identifying Candidate Functional Polymorphisms in SVS

Dr. Ken Kaufman’s extremely popular webinar inspired us to build new tools that would simplify the process of analyzing whole-exome DNA sequencing data even further.  First I’ll describe the tools showcased in the webcast.  Then I’ll detail the new tools we created to allow for a revised and simplified workflow. Subset Informative Genotypes by Category The Subset Informative Genotypes by… Read more »

Meet Mike Thiesen: Software Engineer at Golden Helix

Editor’s Note: This post is the second in a series from Golden Helix employees about working at the company and in the life sciences field. Mike has been working on GenomeBrowse with Sam for the last year. I became fascinated with computer science when my 6th grade teacher gave me a book on BASIC programming. The concept of computers being… Read more »

Introducing GenomeBrowse: A revolutionary visual experience for genomic data

As first announced in October 2011 and previewed in a blog post last month, Golden Helix has been hard at work for the last year developing a free genome browser called GenomeBrowseTM. We are now beyond excited to announce that GenomeBrowse will be available to the public on September 12th on our website. (Did we mention it’s free?) GenomeBrowse raises… Read more »