Category Archives: News, events, & announcements

CNV Analysis in VarSeq – A User’s Perspective

         April 6, 2017
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 »

Updating VarSeq’s Transcript Annotation along with NCBI RefSeq Genes Interim Release

         March 30, 2017
transcription annotation

It may be possible to say that annotating a variant correctly and accurately against gene transcripts is the most important job of a variant annotation and interpretation tool. We take it very seriously at Golden Helix as we support VarSeq and its use by our customers in both research and clinical contexts. It has been a source of frustration that… Read more »

WES Research at Stanford University

         March 23, 2017

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 »

PreventionGenetics adopts Golden Helix CNV analysis

         March 21, 2017
Partnership with Sentieon

Today, I am happy to announce the introduction of VS-CNV for Gene Panels and Exomes. We have developed this capability in partnership with PreventionGenetics. PreventionGenetics will use VarSeq CNV for analysis of gene panels, and in the future for exome sequencing. The software gives PreventionGenetics the opportunity to conduct a comprehensive CNV analysis on NGS data, in many cases eliminating the need… Read more »

We’re heading to Phoenix for ACMG 2017

         March 16, 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 »

Coming Soon! The genome Aggregation Database (gnomAD)

         March 15, 2017
VarSeq Updated

Ever since the MacArther Lab announced the new gnomAD browser at last year’s ASHG conference, we have had many requests from our customers to make this new variant frequency source available within both VarSeq and SVS. This new dataset includes variants obtained from 123,136 exome sequences and 15,496 whole-genome sequences. In comparison to the original ExAC dataset which contained exomes… Read more »

CNV exome analysis coming to VarSeq!

         March 14, 2017
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 »

4th Annual Abstract Challenge Winners

         February 23, 2017
4th Annual Abstract Challenge

This year’s annual Abstract Challenge was once again a successful event. We want to thank all that participated. This year we had nearly 50 submissions and our decision was a difficult one. Here are the selected winners. This year, we had dual first place winners; Reza Sailani and Jingga Inlora of the Michael Snyder lab in the Department of Genetics at… Read more »

Calling Large LOH and CNV Events with NGS Exomes

         February 22, 2017
User's Perspective

We are pleased to announce our next webcast, Calling Large LOH and CNV Events with NGS Exomes. The live event is scheduled for Wednesday, March 8th at noon EST. Here are the specifics: Wednesday, March 8th 12:00 pm EST Next Generation Sequencing Exomes are a powerful assay used in both clinical and research settings to discover novel and rare small variants…. Read more »

A Year of Achievements

         February 21, 2017
published

In the last year, Golden Helix has received several honors. We attribute these great achievements to our customers and the community. As we strive to provide the best analytics software available for both researchers and clinicians, the continued support, praise and referrals are monumental in our success. Pharma Tech Outlook selected Golden Helix as one of the top 10 Pharma… Read more »

PhoRank in SVS: Gene Ranking for Your Research Genotypes

         February 9, 2017
gene ranking

Since we released our Phenotype Gene Ranking algorithm in VarSeq, it has become a staple of the way people conduct their analysis. It allows for a combination of filtering with ranking to prioritize follow-up interpretations of analysis results. Our PhoRank algorithm will be available in our upcoming SVS release to also aid in the numerous research workflows performed on SNPs… Read more »

Clinical Reporting Made Easy

         February 2, 2017

Join our upcoming webcast – Clinical Reporting Made Easy Wednesday, February 15th 12:00 pm EST Clinical labs need to be able to process samples down to a short list of variants and publish a professional report. VSReports helps scientists and clinicians alike create timely, actionable reports that can improve clinical decision making and streamline patient care by seamlessly incorporating the… Read more »

PAG XXV – Heading to sunny San Diego!

         January 10, 2017
San Diego

This Saturday, Plant & Animal Genome (PAG) XXV will kick off in sunny San Diego! Here in Montana, we have had a brutally cold winter thus far. I, like many of you, am looking forward to San Diego’s sunny, warm temperatures! Since last year’s PAG, SVS has had a number of updates including the integration of BEAGLE for imputation (coming soon!),… Read more »

Golden Helix Among 50 Fastest-Growing Tech Companies

         January 3, 2017
Silicon Review

Golden Helix closed out 2016 with a great honor; in December, The Silicon Review Magazine released a special edition naming Golden Helix as one of the fastest-growing technology companies for 2016. You can read the interview with our CEO, Andreas Scherer, Ph.D, here: Delivering industry-leading analytic software and services. We continue to believe that our customers are paramount in this honor, as… Read more »

WEBCAST: BEAGLE Imputation in SVS for SNP Data

         December 27, 2016
genotype imputation

Our webcast series for 2017 is starting off by giving the Golden Helix community their first look at our addition of genotype imputation into SVS! On Wednesday, January 11th, Gabe Rudy will discuss how users can now run their genotype phasing and imputation on human and animal data as part of their SVS analytics workflow. Wednesday, January 11th @ 12:00 PM, EST Genotype imputation… Read more »

Call for abstracts!

         December 13, 2016
Call for Abstracts

It is time to kick off our fourth annual abstract challenge! Our mission at Golden Helix is to enable Precision Medicine. We accomplish this by creating powerful software that enables both researchers and clinicians to complete complex analysis. This competition allows us to enable discovery by awarding software to those making an impact in the field. The competition has been… Read more »

WEBCAST: CNV Analysis with VarSeq

         November 22, 2016

December’s webcast will provide the Golden Helix community with a more in-depth look at CNV analysis in VarSeq. On December 7th, Dr. Nathan Fortier will discuss the challenges and metrics surrounding CNV detection and then demonstrate VarSeq’s new capability from VCF to clinical report.  Wednesday, December 7th @ 12:00 PM, EST Numerous studies have documented the role of Copy Number Variations (CNVs)… Read more »

See you in Vancouver for ASHG 2016!

         October 13, 2016
ASHG 2016

It’s hard to believe that summer has already faded into fall and that ASHG 2016 is right around the corner! 2016 has been quite a busy year for us so far at Golden Helix. We have been working hard to bring our community the very best tools available for variant interpretation and SNP analysis. This year at ASHG, you can… Read more »

50 Most Creative CEOs to Watch

         October 5, 2016

We are excited to announce that our CEO & President, Dr. Andreas Scherer, was featured in “The 50 Most Creative CEOs to Watch” issue of Insights Success magazine this month. The article is focused on how Dr. Scherer is leading Golden Helix to deliver top bioinformatics solutions to further enable Precision Medicine. Please take a look at the article here.

Big Data Webcast Q&A

         September 22, 2016
Big Data Q&A

Gabe Rudy’s webcast yesterday, Big Data at Golden Helix: Scaling to Meet the Demand of Clinical and Research Genomics, was a huge success with well over 300 registered. In today’s blog post, I wanted to recap the Q&A session with Gabe. If you missed the webcast, check it out! Question:  What is the end goal for an application like Warehouse? Answer:  The… Read more »