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Delaina Hawkins

About Delaina Hawkins

Delaina Hawkins, Director of Marketing & Business Development 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.

Webcast: New Enhancements – GWAS Workflows With SVS

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

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

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!

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

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

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

      Delaina Hawkins    May 30, 2017    No Comments on Recent Customer Success

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

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 »

ESHG 2017 – Heading to Copenhagen!

ESHG 2017

In just a few days, Golden Helix will arrive in Copenhagen, Denmark to attend the 2017 European Society of Human Genetics Conference (ESHG). We are excited to be returning to ESHG for the second year in a row! It’s always a pleasure to see our European customers and meet some new faces in the community. This year the Golden Helix team will be… Read more »

Sentieon Genomic Tools Webcast Q&A

Sentieon Webcast

Yesterday we had an excellent webcast presentation featuring Sentieon’s Dr. Donald Freed. Golden Helix recently partnered with Sentieon to integrate their secondary analysis tools into our software stack, and this presentation is an introduction to their genomic tools. Please check the webcast out here if you missed it! There were a number of questions asked in the live event, so in… Read more »

Webcast: The Sentieon Genomic Tools

Sentieon

We are excited to announce our next webcast, The Sentieon Genomic Tools – Improved Best Practices Pipelines for Analysis of Germline and Tumor-Normal Samples. This webcast is scheduled for Wednesday, May 17th at noon EST and will focus on our new partnership with Sentieon. Wednesday, May 17th 12:00 pm EST With next-generation sequence datasets frequently reaching petabytes in size, processing genomic data accurately… Read more »

Recent Publications from SVS Users

customer

We had lots of customers publish their work using our SVS software, and I wanted to share their work with you. Congrats to all! Here are some of the highlights: Francesca Fernandez of the University of Wollongong along with colleagues published Effects of common GRM5 genetic variants on cognition, hippocampal volume and mGluR5 protein levels in schizophrenia in Brain Imaging and… Read more »

CNV User Perspective Webcast Q&A

CNV User

Nathan Fortier’s webcast yesterday, CNV Analysis in VarSeq – A User’s Perspective, was an excellent demonstration of our CNV capabilites, so check it out here if you missed it. 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. Question: Do the reference samples have to be from the… Read more »

Identifying genetic variants associated with rare Mendelian Diseases

genetic variants

We are pleased to announce our next webcast, Identifying genetic variants associated with rare Mendelian Diseases. The live event is is scheduled for Wednesday, May 3rd at noon EST. Here are the specifics: Wednesday, May 3rd 12:00 pm EST Dr. Jingga Inlora is a postdoctoral fellow in the Snyder lab at Stanford University. In this webcast, Inlora will present on… Read more »

CNV Analysis in VarSeq – A User’s Perspective

User's Perspective

We are pleased to announce our next webcast, CNV Analysis in VarSeq – A User’s Perspective. The live event is is scheduled for Wednesday, April 19th at noon EST. Here are the specifics: Wednesday, April 19th 12:00 pm EST Clinical labs must have the ability to go from a collection of samples to a professional report documenting a short list… Read more »

Recent Customer Success

      Delaina Hawkins    April 4, 2017    No Comments on Recent Customer Success
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We are kicking off the second quarter with a round of recent customer publications. There are a few new faces represented below, and we are delighted to share their success with you. We hope you find their research as interesting as we do! Peter Harris of Mayo Clinic and colleagues published PKD2-Related Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease: Prevalence, Clinical Presentation,… Read more »

WES Research at Stanford University

Join our upcoming webcast : Wednesday, April 5th 12:00 pm EST Dr. Reza Sailani is a Research Fellow in the Genetics department at Stanford University. To provide an overview of his research, Sailani will present on the following two recent studies he has conducted: Association of AHSG with alopecia and mental retardation (APMR) syndrome: Alopecia with mental retardation syndrome (APMR) is… Read more »

We’re heading to Phoenix for ACMG 2017

ACMG 2017

ACMG 2017 is just around the corner! We are halfway through March already and it’s just about time to head off to sunny and warm Phoenix, Arizona. While the temps have been mostly mild for the last few weeks in Montana, I bet those of you in the northeast are looking forward to your time in Phoenix! You will find… Read more »

CNV exome analysis coming to VarSeq!

CNV Exome Analysis

VarSeq will soon provide CNV exome analysis! In our webcast last week, we announced that we took our CNV caller, VS-CNV, to the next level. Along with the ability to call CNVs at the single-exon level in NGS gene panels, VarSeq can soon be used to call large loss of heterozygosity (LOH) and  CNV events at the exome level. The combination… Read more »

Recent Customer Publications

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It’s always exciting to read the latest articles our clients have published, and this month there are some unique topics. Learn more about the genomics of raccoon dogs and cattle tissue infection in some of the articles highlighted below! Holly Neibergs of Washington State University and colleagues published Identification of loci associated with susceptibility to Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis (Map)… Read more »