Tag Archives: Golden Helix

New VarSeq Single Exome Demo Project

         September 26, 2017
single exome

As VarSeq is quickly becoming the go-to variant analysis software for tertiary analysis, we want to give our readers the opportunity to examine completed projects from start to finish. As an addition to the currently available demonstration projects, we are pleased to provide users with a Single Exome Analysis example project. To access this project simply click here to download… Read more »

Annotation Education Series: Clinical Assessment Tracks

         September 21, 2017

Clinical Assessment Tracks Golden Helix provides a large catalog of annotation sources for our research and clinical clientele. Making these public data repositories available to all our users is no easy task. As Cody Sarrazin mentioned in his blog post, annotation curation is a complex data science pipeline. This process aggregates data from many disparate sources and normalizes it into… 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 »

Secondary Analysis 2.0 eBook

         September 5, 2017

Next-Gen Sequencing promised to be the ultimate paradigm when it comes to genetic research and clinical testing since it contains the complete genetic information. When it comes to the current reality in testing labs, there are still a number of additional testing paradigms used in an analysis, specifically, copy number variations. Among these, labs still widely use Chromosomal Microarrays and… 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 »

Top 10 Posts for Understanding Clinical Annotation of Genomic Variants

         August 24, 2017
Top 10

The VarSeq clinical platform is built on a strong foundation of data curation and annotation algorithms to ensure the variants identified have all the information required to make the correct clinical assessments.  It’s easy to make light of “variant annotation”, but the details run very deep into the roots of how we represent genomic data, how public data is aggregated, stored… Read more »

Secondary Analysis 2.0 – Part V

         August 22, 2017
Detection of CNVs

An Example of an Integrated Clinical Workflow for CNVs and SNVs In this blog series, I discuss the architecture of a state of the art secondary pipeline that is able to detect single nucleotide variations (SNVs) and copy number variations (CNVs) in one test leveraging next-gen sequencing. In Part I, we reviewed genetic variation in humans and looked at the key… 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 »

Secondary Analysis 2.0 – Part IV

         August 15, 2017
Detection of CNVs

Examples of CNV Calling What do CNV calls actually look like? What are some of the key metrics to determine an event? Part IV of the Secondary Analysis 2.0 blog series will answer these questions by walking through some examples of how our CNV caller, VS-CNV, identifies CNVs. Golden Helix integrates multiple metrics to determine if a CNV event is… Read more »

Secondary Analysis 2.0 – Part III

         August 8, 2017
Detection of CNVs

Detection of CNVs in NGS Data Our Secondary Analysis 2.0 blog series continues with Part III: Detection of CNVs in NGS Data. We will give you an overview of some design principles of a CNV analytics framework for next-gen sequencing data. There are a number of different approaches to CNV detection. The published algorithms share common strategies to solve the… 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 »

Secondary Analysis 2.0 – Part II

         August 1, 2017
Detection of CNVs

In this blog series, I will discuss the architecture of a state of the art secondary pipeline that is able to detect single nucleotide variations (SNV) and copy number variations (CNV) in one test leveraging next-gen sequencing. In Part I, we reviewed genetic variation in humans in general and looked at the key components of a systems architecture supporting this… Read more »

Secondary Analysis 2.0 – Part I

         July 18, 2017
Detection of CNVs

Human genetic variation makes us unique. On average, humans are to 99.9% similar to each other. Understanding in detail what the nature of the difference in our genetic make-up is all about allows us to assess health risks, and eventually enables Precision Medicine as we determine treatment choices. Furthermore, it enables scientists to better understand ancient human migrations. It gives… 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 »

Golden Helix, Inc. – Your Annotation Curation Station

         June 15, 2017

The current reduced cost and increase availability of genome sequencing has been making academics, clinicians and individuals alike excited with the possibility of increased research depth, diagnosing capability and personal curiosity. And although a freshly sequenced genome is chock-full of tasty letter snippets, the real revelation and education occurs when comparing to an annotation foundation. In this post, I’ll review… 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 »

Final thoughts on ESHG 2017

         June 6, 2017
ESHG

We are back from another exciting trip to ESHG, hosted in Copenhagen, Denmark last week. We were delighted by the number of researchers and clinicians we were able to connect with. Needless to say,  the weather was outstanding in Copenhagen, which made our stay even more pleasant! Even though this was a European event, it was great to be able to speak with… 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 »