Tag Archives: Golden Helix

Robarts Research Institute & VS-CNV

         January 5, 2018

One of our main focuses in 2017 was VS-CNV which allows clinicians to directly call CNVs in target regions quicker, easier and more affordably than CMA or MLPA testing. Our clients at Robarts Research Institute shared their recent publication with me which confirms that our time and dedication to our CNV capabilities was well worth it. I am delighted to… Read more »

Bring the Value of VS-CNV to Genomic Research in SVS

         January 4, 2018
Eigenvalue Decomposition

The Golden Helix SNP & Variation Suite (SVS) platform is a powerful and versatile set of tools and algorithms for performing genomic research. That research spans from data originating on genotype micro-arrays to next-generation sequencing. While the majority of SVS users start with genotype data on their samples, any genomic information across a cohort can be used in our various… Read more »

What to expect from Golden Helix in 2018

         January 2, 2018

First of all, I wish you a prosperous 2018 along with happiness and health for you and your loved ones. This next year comes with lots of anticipation. We at Golden Helix are looking forward to another year of growth and innovation. Over the last few years, we were able to build a large following of clients in the clinical space…. Read more »

On our way to PAG 2018

         January 2, 2018

There’s nothing better than starting the New Year off with a great genetics conference in San Diego, CA… We’re looking forward to seeing you all at the Plant & Animal Genome Conference XXVI (PAG 2018)! This year the Golden Helix Team will be represented by Field Application Scientist, Darby Kammeraad, and myself, Content Marketing Manager, Delaina Hawkins. Make sure to… Read more »

The Clinical Utility of the 1000 Genomes Variant Frequencies

         December 19, 2017

We have a lot to thank the 1000 Genomes project for in the genomics community. By the collaborate efforts of many researchers and organizations, the project produced not only the first catalog of rare human variation but in the process standardized many things we take for granted, such as the VCF and BAM file formats. The variant frequencies of the… Read more »

Genomic Prediction Methods in SVS Q&A

         December 14, 2017
VS-CNV Annotations

Yesterday’s webcast, Genomic Prediction Methods in SVS, gave attendees a chance to see how the principles of genomic prediction are applied within SVS, predicting phenotypes for both plant and animal species. You can find a recording of the webcast on our site here should you be interested in checking it out or sharing with a colleague! The webcast garnered a… Read more »

New and Updated Annotations

         December 7, 2017
Genotype Imputation

Golden Helix is excited to announce a new round of novel and updated annotations; including a frequency track, a region track, and a gene track. All three of these tracks were created with the use of VarSeq and its Convert Wizard functionality. First, the expansive 1000 genomes track (1kG) has been updated to include sub-population allele frequencies and heterozygous and… Read more »

2017-18 Abstract Competition Has Begun!

         December 5, 2017
Call for Abstracts

Golden Helix strives to enable precision medicine by developing powerful software to support researchers with complex analysis. One of my favorite events of the year is our abstract competition. This competition allows us to help our community by recognizing innovative ways to conduct a genomic analysis. I am pleased to announce that our 2017-18 Abstract Competition has officially begun! We would… Read more »

VSWarehouse Updates with the Power of VarSeq 1.4.7

         November 30, 2017
VSWarehouse Updates

With the recent release of VarSeq 1.4.7, we have expanded the concepts of our popular assessment catalog to include CNV and other region-based records and not just variants. To match these capabilities, we have made a major update to VSWarehouse that supports these new record types in the centrally hosted and versioned Catalogs and Reports. Review of the VSWarehouse Genomic… Read more »

End of Year VarSeq Bundles

         November 28, 2017

This week we’re featuring several VarSeq bundles that are part of our end of year pricing specials! VarSeq CNV PowerPack – $15,995 We’ve made tremendous progress integrating CNV analytics capabilities into VarSeq this year. The PowerPack bundle is a great solution for those who are interested in combining SNV and CNV analysis. SVS-VarSeq Bundle – $7,995 If you’re a researcher or… Read more »

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 »

Annotation Education Series: CNV Annotations

         November 9, 2017
CNV Annotations

With the recent upgrade to VarSeq 1.4.7, users gain access to some new great features. Among the additions are new CNV annotations (Figure 1). In this final chapter of the annotation blog series, we are going to provide descriptions of the new CNV annotations and how they can be used. The types of CNV annotations vary and include frequency, clinical… Read more »

Reflecting on ASHG 2017

         October 26, 2017
ASHG 2017

We’ve returned from another successful year at ASHG and had an incredible time. I find the conference to be a terrific opportunity to connect with our customers, partners, and friends in the industry. This year’s Presidential Symposium was a true delight featuring a discussion of global health and genomics between two absolute legends in the health and science world: Bill Gates,… Read more »

Annotation Education Series: Frequency, Functional Prediction, and Gene Annotations

         October 26, 2017
VarSeq annotations

In our final chapter of this variant annotation blog series, we will discuss additional annotations that provide powerful variant filtering and analysis capability. Golden Helix curates many annotations in a way that allows for simple analysis and saves the users the hassle of all this data management. Whether you are trying to capture rare variants known across multiple subpopulations in… Read more »

VarSeq Updated with CNV Annotations, CNV PhoRank and Region Assessment Catalogs

         October 19, 2017
VarSeq Updated

VarSeq Updated with CNV Annotations, CNV PhoRank, and Region Assessment Catalogs This year we have released multiple advances to support CNV analysis in VarSeq, expanding our target region based VS-CNV caller to handle exomes and low-depth genomes as well as additional supporting algorithms like calling Loss of Heterozygosity regions. To top this off, VarSeq 1.4.7 has been shipped with many… 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 »

Annotation Education Series: Cancer Annotations

         October 5, 2017

CIViC The Clinical Interpretations of Variants in Cancer, better known as CIViC, is an open access open source, community-driven web resource available to all VarSeq users. Nature Genetics published an article that states, “CIViC accepts public knowledge contributions but requires that experts review these submissions”. Fundamentally, the focus behind CIViC is to make sure the variants contained in the database… 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 »