Tag Archives: Golden Helix

New & Improved ClinVar Annotations


ClinVar is the NCBI variant database that focuses on the categorizing of variant alleles and their interpretation from a clinical standpoint. This has made it a great resource, especially for those seeking variant allele disease correlations and pathogenicity. And this all worked fairly well, but it was changed… Previously, the ClinVar variant track annotation took some time to curate due… Read more »

Secondary Analysis 2.0 – Version 2

Next-Gen Sequencing promised to be the ultimate paradigm when it comes to genetic research and clinical testing since it contains the complete genetic information. When it comes to the current reality in testing labs, there are still many types of additional testing paradigms used to analyze in particular so-called copy number variations (CNVs). Among those, labs still widely use Chromosomal… Read more »

Small-Lab VarSeq PowerPack

VarSeq PowerPack

Ready to take your analysis to the next level? Our Small-Lab VarSeq PowerPack enables users to move their analysis from FASTQ to clinical reporting through one streamlined pipeline. Here’s what’s included: VarSeq VarSeq is an intuitive, integrated software solution for tertiary analysis. With VarSeq you can automate your workflows and analyze variants for gene panels, exomes, and whole genomes. VS-CNV… Read more »

Exclusive Look at Sentieon TNscope Q&A

VS-CNV Annotations

Sentieon TNscope is a platform dedicated to the identification of tumor-normal somatic variants including single nucleotide variation (SNV), indel, as well as structure variations (SVs). In our recent webcast, Dr. Donald Freed, Bioinformatics Scientist at Sentieon, gave viewers an exclusive overview of the platform. The webcast generated a lot of great questions which I would like to share with you… Read more »

Third-Place Abstract Competition Winner

I would like to congratulate our third and final winner of the 2017-18 Abstract Competition, Suxu Tan, a current PhD Student at Auburn University. Our first and second place winners, Michael Iacocca and Nicole Weaver, performed their research using VarSeq. Suxu, however, used SVS to conduct the research in his paper ‘GWAS analysis of QTL for resistance against Edwardsiella ictaluri in… Read more »