Can SVS Help Plant Genetics Researchers too? You betcha!

Dr. Raman Babu is a Maize Molecular Breeder at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT). Like his counterparts conducting human genetic research, Babu used to rely entirely on free, open-source tools to complete his work. Frustrated with continual crashes and technology that was developed in the pre-SNP era, Babu switched to SNP & Variation Suite (SVS) almost a… Read more »

New Plant/Animal Genomes and Annotation Tracks Now Available

Recently we have expanded our annotation track offerings with new human variant frequency catalogs such as the 1000 Genomes Phase 1 Data. Of course, we also curate data for plant and animal genomes – some of which are currently available in our software and some of which will be available in our next release. In this blog post, I will… Read more »

Leaky Sprinklers and “The Future of NGS Market Study 2011”

Have you ever chosen to do something yourself instead of paying money for the alternative, when, in the long run, the alternative is not really that expensive? We all have, as we all have limited budgets. One particular example comes to mind in my own life. My boyfriend, Ben, and I bought a house in April. Unfortunately, it wasn’t properly… Read more »

Is NGS the Answer?

      Delaina Hawkins    November 9, 2011    2 Comments on Is NGS the Answer?

While there is a lot of excitement in the industry about Next-Generation Sequencing, questions remain as to whether it will be “the answer” to the ails of the genetic research industry. I recently had the opportunity to sit down with three of Golden Helix’s thought leaders and ask a few questions about NGS – Gabe Rudy, Vice President of Product… Read more »

Creating Annotation Tracks from 1000 Genomes Phase 1 Data

If you have ever worked with NGS variant data, you may have come to realize that the first task at hand is the seemingly simple categorization of your variants into two bins: known and novel. Of course, if you’ve ever worked with NGS variant data, you may have also come to the realization that this step is more complex than… Read more »