Has it already been a year? The 61st Annual ASHG (and 12th ICHG)!

I can’t believe it’s that time again! Next week we are heading off to Montreal, Canada for the week of October 11-15 for the 2011 American Society of Human Genetics annual meeting, this year in conjunction with the 12th International Congress of Human Genetics. We are excited as ever to hear what everyone has been up to, how your studies… Read more »

Influencing the Global Dialog on Healthcare

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5CUPMD0Agk On September 16-17th, I attended the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperative (APEC) Health Systems Innovation Policy Dialog in San Francisco. It was a stimulating opportunity to look at global healthcare concerns from the perspective of developing and developed economies. There was much opportunity to  dialog and frame the issues around transforming healthcare systems to meet pressing problems such as aging populations,… Read more »

Wondering what SVS can do for a PhD student? Just ask Sander.

Sander van der Laan is like many PhD students in the genomic analysis space. He has a lot of data and a lot of ideas for how to analyze it. His professor wants results. He’s the only one doing genetics (everyone else in his department is doing proteomics), so there’s always too much to do. And he finds command-line tools… Read more »

Marker Map Manipulation Improvements in SVS 7.5

Manipulating a marker map in SVS has never been easier, thanks to expanded functionality in SVS 7.5.  Have you ever wanted to view annotation data next to marker map data?  Or expand the current marker map with spreadsheet data to create a custom map?  SVS 7.5 features two new functions that can accomplish these tasks. Adding Annotation Data to a… Read more »

DNA Variant Analysis of Complete Genomics’ Next-Generation Sequencing Data

As I’ve mentioned in previous blog posts, one of the great aspects of our scientific community is the sharing of public data. With a mission of providing powerful and accurate tools to researchers, we at at Golden Helix especially appreciate the value of having rich and extensive public data to test and calibrate those tools. Public data allow us to… Read more »