New Features in SVS: Accounting for Sex Chromosomes and Filter Columns by Variant Type

In the last couple of weeks, the SVS Script Repository has seen a handful of new additions.  This blog post highlights three new scripts, but as always, we welcome you to check out our repository regularly to enjoy the new and exciting functionality made possible by our Python integration in SVS! (To get these, or any other scripts, simply go… Read more »

Introducing SVS 7.6!

      Delaina Hawkins    February 15, 2012    4 Comments on Introducing SVS 7.6!

It’s that time again! We here at Golden Helix are excited to announce SVS 7.6 with more features for DNA-Seq analysis, the addition of RNA-Seq functionality, reorganization of SVS into “packages” including two new ones, and the release of new plot types enabled by Matplotlib. It’s certainly been busy as we pack all this into the sixth installment of the… Read more »

Admixture and Blaine Bettinger

      Golden Helix    January 25, 2012    2 Comments on Admixture and Blaine Bettinger

Allow me to introduce you to Blaine Bettinger.  Blaine is a patent attorney who holds a PhD in Biochemistry with a concentration in genetics.  He is also a family history enthusiast who writes the Genetic Genealogist blog, where he gives commentary on applications of genomic science for advancing personal and family history research.  I first learned about Blaine last May… Read more »

Never Let the Important Become Urgent: A reflection on the genetics supply chain and our need to increase value to the end patient

The turning of the calendar from 2011 to 2012 has been a good time for me to reflect on the lessons of the year and make resolutions for the new one. It is also the opportunity to step back and look at some of the larger systemic trends in our field and think about whether we are doing as much… Read more »

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 »