Author Archives: Delaina Hawkins

About Delaina Hawkins

Delaina Hawkins, Director of Marketing & Operations at Golden Helix, joined the team in June of 2017. She is passionate about elevating a company to effectively grow user engagement, build brand loyalty and ultimately drive sales and revenue. When she isn't in the office, she enjoys being outdoors with friends and family.

Our End of Year Bundles Are Back!

         November 21, 2017

In case you haven’t heard the big news … our end of year bundles are back by popular demand! There’s a little something for everyone so if you’ve had your eye on one of our products now is the time to buy! SVS Single-User License – $2,995 Wouldn’t it be great to be able to easily perform complex analyses and visualizations on… Read more »

Goodbye snow … hello Orlando!

         October 17, 2017
ASHG 2017

We look forward to seeing you all at ASHG 2017! Golden Helix is leaving the snowy mountains of Bozeman, MT and heading for the sunny streets of Orlando, FL to attend the 2017 American Society of Human Genetics Conference (ASHG)! We’re excited to be returning for the 12th year in a row and are looking forward to seeing everyone there…. Read more »

All of your VS-CNV annotation questions answered

         October 12, 2017
VS-CNV Annotations

This month we hosted two, incredible webcasts officially announcing the latest CNV annotation capabilities our Software Engineering Team has been hard at work on for the past couple of months. Our first webcast, Comprehensive Clinical Workflows for Copy Number Variants in VarSeq, was presented by Golden Helix’s VP of Product & Engineering, Gabe Rudy, who reviewed the expanded capabilities of… Read more »

Case Study: iTARGET Autism Project

         October 3, 2017

Dr. Suzanne Lewis is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Medical Genetics at University of British Columbia (UBC) and Senior Investigator at British Columbia Children’s Hospital Research Institute (BCCHR), Vancouver, Canada. She is also the Chair of the iTARGET Autism Project and Vice-Chair of Autism Canada Chief Medical Officer and VP Research of Pacific Autism Family Network. She and… Read more »

CNV Annotation Clinical Workflows Webcast: Q&A

         September 28, 2017
VS-CNV Annotations

  Gabe Rudy gave a fantastic presentation yesterday on the latest additions to VS-CNV annotations. If you weren’t able to join us for the live event, you can access the recording and webcast slides here: Comprehensive Clinical Workflows for Copy Number Variants in VarSeq. Additionally, there were many great questions asked that we wanted to share with the community. Question: Can I… Read more »

Upcoming Webcast: Comprehensive Clinical Workflows for Copy Number Variants in VarSeq

         September 14, 2017
Tumor Sequencing

September 27, 2017 12:00 PM, EDT While Copy Number Variants are important to detect and interpret in many clinical genetic tests, labs have been without a comprehensive solution that integrates the annotating and reporting of high-quality CNV alongside their existing NGS variants. Golden Helix has developed and validated with our clinical partners a specialized NGS-based CNV caller capable of detecting… Read more »

Sentieon’s Secondary Analysis Tools Explained

         September 12, 2017
Sentieon

We find ourselves talking about our partnership with Sentieon, a lot! More specifically, we are always extolling the powerful, comprehensive genomic data analysis solution we are able to offer our clients. Sentieon’s Secondary Analysis Suite made a significant improvement in runtime over BWA-MEM, GATK, Mutect, and MuTect2 while providing deterministic and identical results. Here are two fantastic white papers that… Read more »

The votes are in … 2017 T-Shirt Design Competition Winners

         September 7, 2017
T-Shirt Design Competition

We were incredibly impressed with the amount of creativity the GHI Community delivered for this year’s T-Shirt Design Competition! A big thank you to everyone who participated. We are pleased to announce our three prize winners: First Place – James Hadfield, PhD, Head of Genomics Core at the University of Cambridge Second Place – Pia Pulido, High School Student from… Read more »

Upcoming Webcast: Advantages of VarSeq’s Annotation Capabilities

         August 31, 2017
genetic variants

September 13, 2017 12:00 PM, EST This month we’re branching out and covering a topic we’ve never explored before – annotation capabilities! Darby Kammeraad, Field Application Scientist at Golden Helix, will be giving us some insight into the advantages of VarSeq’s capability with annotations. The number of annotation topics to cover are seemingly limitless. In this webcast, we will focus… Read more »

Customer Publications From Around the Globe

         August 17, 2017
customer

It’s fascinating to hear the various ways our products are being used by customers all around the world. This month we’re featuring publications citing VarSeq, SVS and HelixTree which cover studies from Schizophrenia, Multiple Sclerosis and more. We hope you enjoy! Exome sequencing in schizophrenic patients with high levels of homozygosity identifies novel and extremely rare mutations in the GABA/glutamatergic pathways This… Read more »

GWAS Workflows with SVS webcast Q & A

         August 10, 2017
VS-CNV Annotations

In case you missed our live event yesterday, I wanted to share a link to the webcast recording: New Enhancements: GWAS Workflows with SVS. There were several questions asked, so we’ve also shared the Q & A session below! Question: Are these enhancements priced as a separate feature?  Answer: No, SVS is a constantly evolving platform, so everything you see in this webcast is… Read more »

UCLA Health Diagnoses Long Running Medical Mystery

         August 3, 2017
Recent Customer Publications

We don’t just like hearing what our clients are up to … we love bragging about what they’re doing to the world as well! This week we’re showcasing Dr. Stanley Nelson, and his team at UCLA Health, who used next-generation sequencing and our VarSeq software to help diagnose a child’s long running medical mystery. Audrey Lapidus knew there was something… Read more »

Webcast: New Enhancements – GWAS Workflows With SVS

         July 27, 2017
genetic variants

We are dedicating our August webcast to explain the latest and greatest enhancements with GWAS workflows in SVS. Below you can find further details and registration information. We hope you can attend! Wednesday, August 9th, 2017 12:00 PM EST In this webcast, we will focus on the recent improvements to our research product SNP & Variation Suite. Over the past… Read more »

Top Three Most Popular Case Studies

         July 25, 2017
GHI case studies

We absolutely love case studies because they allow us to check in on our customers work and see how they are using our software. Not only is this useful feedback for our development team, but it is also an excellent way to share user experiences with prospective clients. We wanted to share a few snippets from our most popular case studies in case… Read more »

Clinical Workflows Webcast Q&A

         July 13, 2017
Workflows in VarSeq

In case you missed our live event yesterday, I wanted to share the Q&A session and a link to the webcast recording: An Exploration of Clinical Workflows in VarSeq. Question:You mentioned saving projects as templates, will it save GenomeBrowse plots in the project template or do you have to replot the data when opening the software? Answer: Yes, if you save your… Read more »

Our customer’s recent publications!

         July 11, 2017
1,200+ publications

Summer is in full swing, and we are kicking off July with an excellent round of articles our customer’s published citing our SVS software. Check out the snippets below, there may be one in there that peaks your interest! Curtis Van Tassell of the USDA and colleagues published Whole genome structural analysis of Caribbean hair sheep reveals quantitative link to West… Read more »

GHI’s Annual T-Shirt Design Competition

         July 5, 2017
T-Shirt Design Competition

We’re gearing up for ASHG and kicking off our annual T-Shirt Design Competition! This one goes out to all the clever, witty genomic jokesters out there … here’s your chance to cash in on those DNA punchlines you’ve been practicing! Here’s how the T-Shirt Design Competition works: Draw it out or write it down; we accept either illustrated or written designs. Email… Read more »

End-to-End Solution for Clinical Labs Webcast Q&A

         June 8, 2017
VS-CNV Annotations

Yesterday’s monthly webcast featured our end-to-end solution for clinical labs. In case you missed it, you can watch the webcast here! There were a number of questions asked in the live event, so in today’s blog post I wanted to recap the Q&A session. Can you go over the requirements for the CNV algorithm in more detail?  If you are… Read more »

Recent Customer Success

         May 30, 2017

As usual, we would like to share some of the articles that our clients have published recently citing our software. These articles are incredibly diverse and interesting, and we hope you enjoy browsing through them. Fielding Hejtmancik and Lin Li of the NIH-NEI and colleagues published Homozygosity Mapping and Genetic Analysis of Autosomal Recessive Retinal Dystrophies in 144 Consanguineous Pakistani… Read more »

Webcast: Golden Helix’s End-to-End Solution for Clinical Labs

         May 25, 2017
User's Perspective

We are ending the first half of the year with a webcast featuring our entire clinical software stack: Golden Helix’s End-to-End Solution for Clinical Labs. This webcast is scheduled for Wednesday, June 7th at noon EST, and it’s not one you’ll want to miss! Here are the full details: Wednesday, June 7th 12:00 pm EST In this webcast we will provide an… Read more »