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6 Population Catalogs Compared with the ExAC 61,486 Exomes

To say the announcement of Dan MacArthur’s group’s release of the Exome Aggregation Consortium (ExAC) data was highly anticipated at ASHG 2014 would be an understatement. Basically, there were two types of talks at ASHG. Those that proceeded the official ExAC release talk and referred to it, and those that followed the talk and referred to it. Why is this… Read more »

New Plugin for Ion Torrent Server

Golden Helix is proud to announce the release of the Golden Helix GenomeBrowse Plugin for Ion Torrent server. The new plug-in enables adding selected BAM files from Torrent Server reports directly into GenomeBrowse. The BAM files remain on the torrent server and are streamed from the server on demand using your credentials. This feature allows GenomeBrowse users to visualize genomic… Read more »

A new chapter for Golden Helix

      Delaina Hawkins    October 14, 2014    No Comments on A new chapter for Golden Helix

In our latest webcast (which introduced our newest product, VarSeq), Dr. Andreas Scherer, President and CEO of Golden Helix, announced the completion of 2 e-Books; one entitled Clinical Next-Gen Sequencing Analysis and one GWAS. Dr. Scherer published these e-books as part of Golden Helix’s continued effort to provide educational content to our clients and the genetic community as well as to put a… Read more »

Top 3 Most Viewed Tutorials from Golden Helix

Tutorials are ever-present in the world today, and for good reason. Why struggle through a complicated process yourself, when there is already a guide established to assist? While no one would suggest that a tutorial is the only way to complete a project, it is certainly a nice starting point. This rings true with genetic software as well. There are… Read more »

Genomic Prediction and How it’s Used

Golden Helix is excited to host a webinar on Tuesday August 26th discussing the Genomic Prediction methods which were recently integrated into the SVS software. Genomic prediction uses several pieces of information when calculating its results. Genetic information is used to predict the phenotype or trait for the individuals. The phenotypic trait data can be provided for a subset or for all… Read more »

Leveraging SVS for NGS Workflows

Over the last decade, DNA sequencing has made vast technological improvements. With the cost of sequencing decreasing significantly, sequencing technology has become a product for the masses. The sequencing technology and programs that were once used exclusively by major research institutions are now becoming available in many research facilities around the globe. These tools produce large amounts of data sets… Read more »

RefSeq Genes: Updated to NCBI Provided Alignments and Why You Care

You probably haven’t spent much time thinking about how we represent genes in a genomic reference sequence context. And by genes, I really mean transcripts since genes are just a collection of transcripts that produce the same product. But in fact, there is more complexity here than you ever really wanted to know about. Andrew Jesaitis covered some of this… Read more »

Guest Post: Population Structure & Genetic Improvement in Livestock by Dr. Heather Huson

Genetic improvement in livestock, particularly dairy cattle, has been a priority for both industry and researchers for nearly a century.  While the animal itself is the foundation for improvement, our research and the implementation of improvement has progressed with developing technologies and priorities.  In terms of genetics, we have evolved from basic measures of heritability to identifying specific mutations and… Read more »

It’s time to vote for your favorite Golden Helix t-shirt!

With the t-shirt submission deadline behind us, it’s time for the exciting part of the contest – picking the winners! We received a ton of fantastic designs and had a hard time narrowing them down. But, the Golden Helix team has picked seven designs that truly embody the Golden Helix spirit.

Join us for a GWAS in Arabidopsis Thaliana

Join us tomorrow, July 9th at 12PM EDT, for Ashley Hintz’s webcast on GWAS in a Model Organism: Arabidopsis Thaliana. Joining the Golden Helix team as a Field Application Scientist in April of 2014, Hintz is the perfect candidate to present on Arabidopsis Thaliana given her background in zoology and phylogenetics of planigales.

Last Chance to Submit Your T-Shirt Design

It’s coming down to the wire – if you have not submitted your Golden Helix T-shirt design please do so!! We have already had many great submissions but we are missing yours. Once the contest closes tomorrow, July 3rd, our talented Golden Helix staff will narrow down the choices and display them to our community for voting. The designs with the… Read more »

Update from MAGES 2014

      Golden Helix    June 23, 2014    No Comments on Update from MAGES 2014

The 2014 MAGES Conference hosted in Philadelphia brought out the shining stars in Statistical Genetics, along with a variety of approaches and difficulties researchers in the field are facing. Being my first MAGES event, I did not know what to expect; however, I was thoroughly impressed and am excited to go back next year. Some of the topics that seemed… Read more »

2014 Golden Helix Summer School

We are incredibly excited to sponsor the 2014 Golden Helix Summer School (not directly affiliated with Golden Helix, Inc. (us)), hosted on the island of Aegina, Greece, from September 11th-15th, 2014.  This year’s theme is “Pharmacogenomics and Genomic Medicine: Bridging research and the clinic” and will focus on disciplines within genomic medicine. The Golden Helix Summer School, conducted annually, is a… Read more »

Here’s Your Chance to Design a Golden Helix T-shirt!

Over the last few years, it’s clear that our t-shirts are loved. But the time has come for some fresh designs and we are looking to our customers and community for inspiration. Do you have a brilliant idea in mind for a Golden Helix t-shirt? Great! You should enter our first ever t-shirt contest! It’s pretty easy really; draw it… Read more »

Guest Post: Uncovering the Genetic Mechanisms of Common Language Disabilities, by John Eicher

When many people think of learning disabilities such as dyslexia and language impairment, they typically do not think of a biological or medical condition. Even more rarely do people think of these conditions as being the result of biological and genetic phenomena. However, that is exactly what I have thought of every day during my doctoral training in the Department… Read more »