Category Archives: Customer success

Preprints, Posters, and Golden Helix Authors

         May 30, 2024

We continue to make significant contributions to the field of genomic analysis through collaborative studies, innovative software solutions, and robust data interpretation methodologies. This blog highlights four recent contributions from our team and collaborators, showcasing the breadth of our research and its implications for clinical practice. Analyzing Performance of Twist Bioscience Exome Enrichment with Spike-in CNV Backbone Panels at Various… Read more »

Powering Precision Medicine: Golden Helix Customers Innovate with VarSeq

         May 2, 2024

Precision tools are paramount for unlocking groundbreaking discoveries in the rapidly evolving field of genetic research. We have consistently paved the way with VarSeq—an all-encompassing solution tailored for genomics professionals. This sophisticated tool not only simplifies the complexity of genomic data but also amplifies its potential to drive significant advancements in medical research and personalized care. From aiding pediatric nephrology… Read more »

Computed Fields in VarSeq: The ultimate customization tool

         April 2, 2024

Bioinformatic freedom is core to the user experience with Golden Helix software, a topic with which you will be well-versed if you’ve kept up on our recent blogs. We are constantly endeavoring to provide our users with powerful tools to tackle complex and impactful next-generation sequencing (NGS) workflows while maintaining transparency and the ability to customize and augment each component… Read more »

Advancing Genetic Research: The Role of VarSeq and VS-CNV in Breakthrough Discoveries

         March 31, 2024

In the rapidly evolving field of genomics, innovative technologies, and methodologies are constantly being developed to enhance our understanding and diagnosis of genetic disorders. Golden Helix’s VarSeq and VS-CNV software platforms stand at the forefront of this revolution, offering powerful tools for genetic data analysis and interpretation. This blog highlights recent research endeavors where these tools have been instrumental. From… Read more »

Exploring the Genetic Frontier: Advances in Understanding Eye Disorders

         January 30, 2024

Welcome to the exploration of groundbreaking genetic research in ophthalmology. Recent studies have unveiled fascinating insights into the complex interplay between genetics and eye diseases, offering hope and new directions for understanding and treating these conditions. From novel genetic variants linked to microphthalmia and glaucoma to the long-term implications of cataract surgery in childhood, we’re diving into the depths of… Read more »

The Log Tab in VarSeq

         January 11, 2024

How long did it take to run coverage regions? Did my colleague update the filter chain like he said he would? Which import options did I use? Where did I save this project? These questions and more can be answered with our little-used VarSeq Log tab. Periodically, our customers come to us with questions in the realm of record keeping,… Read more »

VarSeq in Action: Deciphering Complex Genetic Puzzles in Immune Thrombocytopenia, Glaucoma, and Rare Syndromes

         December 31, 2023

In this blog, we explore the impactful applications of VarSeq in genetic research and diagnostics. Through case studies, we examine its role in diverse conditions like Immune Mediated Thrombocytopenia (ITP), glaucoma, and Cri du Chat syndrome. These studies demonstrate VarSeq’s capability in identifying genetic variants and influencing diagnosis and treatment across various medical scenarios, showcasing its crucial role in advancing… Read more »

Decoding Complex Genetics: VarSeq’s Pivotal Role in Melanoma and Autism Spectrum Disorder Research

         November 30, 2023

In the rapidly evolving field of genetic research, VarSeq software by Golden Helix stands out as a powerful tool for genetic analysis and interpretation. This is exemplified in two significant customer publications that demonstrate the versatility and impact of VarSeq in advancing our understanding of complex genetic disorders. Characterization of Potential Melanoma Predisposition Genes in High-Risk Brazilian Patients Increased genetic… Read more »

Deciphering the Genetic Code of Disease: Insights from VarSeq-Analyzed Research on Human and Feline Conditions

         October 31, 2023

In the ever-evolving field of genetics, the quest to understand the intricate dance between genetic predispositions and disease manifestations continues to gain momentum. The three research papers presented here offer a glimpse into this complex interplay, each exploring the genetic underpinnings of distinct medical conditions across species. From the debilitating effects of acute retinal necrosis in humans to the life-threatening… Read more »

Emerging Insights in Medical Research: Explorations with VarSeq

         September 28, 2023

Recent advancements in medical research have been pivotal in deepening our understanding of a variety of health conditions. The utilization of tools such as VarSeq in these studies allows for comprehensive genomic analyses, thereby ensuring more accurate diagnoses and facilitating the development of targeted treatments. This bloghighlights three recent publications that have utilized VarSeq to unravel the mysteries of different… Read more »

Accessing Report Templates and Simple Modifications

         September 18, 2023

Your variants of interest have been identified, the SVs annotated, and the CNVs classified. Once the manifest has been imported (and here is a great blog on the subject), the last step is to bring all of this information into a report template! In this blog, we will go over some simple report modifications and provide resources for more information… Read more »

Decoding DNA: Unraveling the Genetic Mysteries of Cancer Susceptibility

         August 31, 2023

In an era where genetics is reshaping our understanding of diseases, recent customer research publications offer invaluable insights, particularly in the realm of cancer. A study titled “Co-Occurrence of Germline Genomic Variants and Copy Number Variations in Hereditary Breast and Colorectal Cancer Patients” dives into a rare phenotype bridging hereditary colorectal and breast cancer syndromes, revealing the profound impact of… Read more »

VarSeq Assessment Catalogs for Beginners

         August 29, 2023

Variant interpretation is a critical aspect of any clinical NGS workflow. VarSeq assessment catalogs are a tool used to save variants and associated variant information for easy tracking and retrieval of completed variant interpretations. As variant interpretations stack up and classifications are saved, storing in assessment catalogs makes it easy to automatically fill in a previous interpretation if the variant… Read more »

Advancing Precision Medicine: A Spotlight on Golden Helix’s VarSeq in Genomic Research and Clinical Applications

         August 1, 2023

The field of genomics and precision medicine is rapidly evolving, bringing forth innovative diagnostic and treatment approaches. The cutting-edge techniques and technologies discussed in the following papers provide insight into how whole-exome sequencing (WES), whole-genome sequencing (WGS), and deep computational analysis are reshaping healthcare. Our spotlight is on recent customer publications featuring the study of a unique heritable form of… Read more »

2023 Innovation Award Winner: Dr. Muthukumaran

         July 6, 2023

We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to everyone who participated in our 2023 Innovation Awards Competition. Each year, we are profoundly inspired by the innovative applications and groundbreaking research conducted using Golden Helix software globally. With immense excitement, we are thrilled to announce this year’s winner! Dr. Muthukumaran is a Team Lead and Clinical Bioinformatician at Anderson Diagnostics… Read more »

Moving the AppData folder- a look at sharing assessment catalogs

         July 3, 2023

Discover how to enhance collaboration in VSClinical by sharing variant scores and assessment catalogs through the strategic relocation of the AppData folder. A subtle but powerful utility of VSClinical concerns the ability to share variant scores between users on the same account. What I mean by that is, leveraging the location of the AppData folder, so that users are writing… Read more »

Unlocking Genetic Mysteries: Celebrating Customer Innovations with VarSeq Software

         June 27, 2023

At Golden Helix, our community of customers and researchers is at the core of our commitment to advancing genomic research and precision medicine. We are thrilled to highlight some recent customer publications that have made innovative use of our VarSeq software in their research. These studies, which span across diverse fields including cardiology and oncology, illustrate the versatile applications of… Read more »

Data Viewing with VarSeq: Plotting Tracks!

         June 26, 2023

In recent weeks, GenomeBrowse capabilities have had a sudden resurgence of interest among our customers. To support this, the FAS team wanted to share with you several under-utilized GenomeBrowse plotting tricks. First, let’s cover plotting a BED file for easy track viewing. The first step is launching a GenomeBrowse window by clicking the + button and selecting GenomeBrowse (Figure 1)… Read more »

Empowering Genomic Research: Unveiling VarSeq’s Impact in Recent Customer Publications

         May 30, 2023

Welcome to our latest roundup of inspiring stories from the field of genomics. We are thrilled to highlight the groundbreaking work of our customers who have been utilizing Golden Helix’s VarSeq software in their scientific endeavors. VarSeq, our innovative software solution for analyzing and visualizing variant data, has enabled researchers to push the boundaries of genetic analysis. Below are three… Read more »

Exploring Genetic Frontiers: Customer Publications on VarSeq-Powered NGS Analysis in Pompe Disease and Developmental Dyslexia

         April 27, 2023

These customer publications highlight our platform’s versatility in transforming NGS analysis for Late-Onset Pompe Disease and Developmental Dyslexia, leading to breakthroughs in comprehending complex genetic disorders and enabling novel treatment avenues. The versatility of our VarSeq platform is in full bloom this spring! Below are two examples of the scalability of our software as well as the complex analysis that… Read more »