Upcoming webcast: New Study Identifies High-Risk Variants Associated with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Twenty-four new variants discovered, each conferring more than a 2-fold risk of developing ASD Date: January 29, 2013, Noon EST, 90 minutes Presenters: Dr. Hakon Hakonarson, Director of the Center for Applied Genomics, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Dr. Mark F. Leppert, Professor of Human Genetics at the University of Utah and Chief Science Advisor at Lineagen Dr. Michael Paul, President… Read more »

Three New Scripts and Two Updated Ones

We are excited to let you know about new scripts to aid in filtering rows/columns and identifying unique values in a column, as well as two updated scripts. Don’t forget about the Technical Support Bulletins which keep you up-to-date on all the latest script news. You can stream this feed via an RSS reader, receive email updates, or see the… Read more »

Meet Autumn Laughbaum: Biostatistician

As a senior studying statistics at Montana State University, I was fortunate to be granted the opportunity to intern with the development team at a local software company.  I was even more fortunate when this internship turned into full-time employment after I graduated. Working on a team with extremely talented individuals, I realized the significant impact our company makes through… Read more »

New Plant and Animal Genomes and Tracks Now Available!

Happy new year! We hope all of our readers, clients, and users had a great holiday season filled with friends and family! While Golden Helix did take a break from blogging in December, we’ve still been pretty busy bringing you new and exciting things. We’re pleased to announce the addition of genome maps and annotation tracks for two new plant… Read more »

GATK is a Research Tool. Clinics Beware.

In preparation for a webcast I’ll be giving on Wednesday on my own exome, I’ve been spending more time with variant callers and the myriad of false-positives one has to wade through to get to interesting, or potentially significant, variants. So recently, I was happy to see a message in my inbox from the 23andMe exome team saying they had… Read more »