GWAS Example Project Updated for SVS Viewer

         January 26, 2016
SVS 8

With the release of our updated GWAS E-book, we have recently updated the GWAS example project (SNP Genome-Wide Association Tutorial – Complete). This updated project includes more details about how spreadsheets were generated, how to generate plots and which images were used for the GWAS E-book. This information can be found in the User Notes view in the project navigator and… Read more »

Announcing VSWarehouse – Golden Helix’s Data Warehouse Solution for genomic data

         January 21, 2016
VSWarehouse Updates

So, why are we launching a new data warehouse product? Why did we build VSWarehouse? According to Grand View Market Research, the next generation sequencing (NGS) market size was $2.0 billion (USD) globally in 2014. This number is expected to grow from 2015 to 2022 at an annual rate of about 40%. What drives this phenomenon is the increasing number… Read more »

Empowering Biologists to Perform Complex Analysis

         January 14, 2016

Golden Helix was named one of the Top 10 Analytics Solutions Providers for 2016 by Pharma Tech Outlook! We are very excited to be honored in this month’s issue of Pharma Tech Outlook as one of 2016’s top ten Analytics Solutions Providers. Read the interview with our CEO, Andreas Scherer here: Empowering Biologists to Perform Complex Analyis We want to… Read more »

Headed to San Diego for PAG XXIV

         January 5, 2016

The holiday season has come to a close and we are headed to sunny San Diego for PAG XXIV! This year, our President and CEO Andreas Scherer along with Greta Linse Peterson our Director of Services and Mary Makris our Operations and Marketing Manger, will be manning the Golden Helix booth, so stop by booth 129 to say “Hi!”. Since PAG XXIII,… Read more »

What to expect from Golden Helix in 2016

         December 31, 2015
VSWarehouse

Golden Helix in 2016 We had a terrific year 2015. It was the year in which we got serious about the clinical testing market. We successfully continued on the path of attracting more referenceable clients such as University of Iowa, Baby Genes, Prevention Genetics and many more. We rounded out our VarSeq suite by adding more clinically relevant features and… Read more »

Recent Customer Publications

         December 29, 2015

Recent Customer Publications We hope everyone had a Merry Christmas! The Golden Helix team is looking forward to the start of a new year, but first we wanted to share our last round of customer publications from 2015. Here’s to many more in 2016! Bishwa Sapkota and Dharambir Sanghera of the Oklahoma University Health Sciences Center and colleagues published The Genome-wide Association Study of… Read more »

Happy Holidays!

         December 24, 2015
Happy Holidays

Like most, we at Golden Helix love this time of year! It is a time to spend with family and friends, creating memories and reflecting on the past year. From all of us here, to you and yours, we wish you a very happy holiday and a prosperous 2016!  

Announcing the 3rd Annual Abstract Challenge!

         December 21, 2015
Recent Customer Publications

As part of our ongoing commitment to empower genetic research, it is time to announce our third annual abstract challenge. Here at Golden Helix, we are dedicated to creating powerful software that enables researchers 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 very… Read more »

Match Gene List algorithm not just for genes

         December 17, 2015

The most common use of the VarSeq Match Gene List algorithm of course is to determine if the variants in your data set are contained within your genes of interest. As an example of this, say you are working with a whole exome trio and only want to consider those variants that are contained within the 56 genes recommended by… Read more »

Visualizing Meta-Analysis results with a Forest Plot

         December 10, 2015

We have just released SVS version 8.4.2, and included in the release is a new script for visualizing Meta-Analysis results with a Forest Plot. You can find full details on all the new and updated features included with the update in our Release Notes. Release Notes from all our software products can be found on our Support Bulletin web page… Read more »

Updates to dbNSFP – The Universal Remote of Annotation Sources

         December 8, 2015

Probably one our most popular public annotation sources we curate and update is the database of Non-Synonymous Functional Predictions (dbNSFP). In it’s recent update, it has expanded the predictions to include FATHMM-MKL and VarSeq now incorporates this new prediction into its voting algorithm of now 6 different discrete predictions per variant. You can update to dbNSFP 3.0 using the built-in… Read more »

Handling Singletons & Complex Pedigrees with Gene Count Algorithms

         December 3, 2015

As VarSeq’s adoption has grown among analysts using whole exome data to diagnose rare diseases, a couple of family designs outside of the common trio of an affected child and both parents have come up frequently. While having both parents provides the maximum power to discover de novo mutations and recessively inherited variants, it is not always possible to contact… Read more »

Tumor-normal demo project comes to VarSeq

         December 1, 2015
VarSeq

With the release of VarSeq 1.3.1 we have included a new demo project to showcase a single tumor-normal pair analysis workflow. The project can be accessed through VarSeq and VarSeq Viewer by going to File > Open Example Projects > Example Tumor-Normal Pair Analysis. This project contains an exome pair (Normal-N990005 and Tumor-T990005) from the Gastric Cancer study Exome sequencing of… Read more »

Recent Customer Publications

         November 19, 2015
Customers

Recent Customer Publications We are halfway through November, and it’s hard to believe how fast the holidays are approaching. Today, we wanted to recognize recent customer publications all over the world, from China to Australia and back to the United States. Congratulations to all who published, and we hope to see many more through the end of the year! Mark… Read more »

A New and Unexpectedly Powerful VarSeq Feature

         November 17, 2015

With the release of VSReports, we added the ability to “select” rows of your filtered output (often variants, but potentially things like coverage regions or genes) with a new feature dubbed “Record Sets”, but more often described as “colored checkboxes” for your tables. Although necessary for the important task of marking primary, secondary or other sets of variants for a… Read more »

New VarSeq Demo Projects

         November 12, 2015

As VarSeq gains in popularity, we want to give Viewers and customers alike the opportunity to look at projects that are completed from start to finish. To this end, VarSeq (and VarSeq Viewer!) currently comes with two demonstration projects, Example TruSight Cardio Gene Panel and Example YRI Exome Trio Analysis. To access these projects from the VarSeq start page go to… Read more »

Try out SVS for Free!!

         November 10, 2015
SVS 8

Give our SVS viewer a try today! Interested in seeing what the SNP & Variation Suite (SVS) software can do? Download the free SVS Viewer! With the SVS Viewer, you can explore and interact with the workflows of a pre-built projects. To get you started, we have included a SNP GWAS project for you to download. And don’t worry, it is… Read more »