Tag Archives: VarSeq

Managing the Scope of Somatic Variants Reported in VSClinical

         April 13, 2023
Managing the Scope of Somatic Variants Reported in VSClinical

Discover the power of VSClinical’s Interpretation Match Behavior options for managing the scope of somatic variants in cancer reporting, enabling clinical teams to make informed treatment decisions. Multiple interpretations can apply to a single biomarker or tumor type. In some circumstances, a clinical team may only want to report the most relevant and significant biomarker, treatment, diagnosis, or prognosis interpretations… Read more »

WES Prenatal Workflow Examples: Exploring Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, Gaucher Disease, and Fabry Disease in Genetic Screening

         April 11, 2023

Discover powerful WES prenatal workflow examples showcasing the detection of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, Gaucher Disease, and Fabry Disease through advanced genetic screening techniques. Our recent Prenatal Genetic Screening with VarSeq webcast focused on using whole exome sequencing for prenatal genetic analysis. This webcast was a hit with our customers, who asked for more information on different filtering chains to identify… Read more »

Unraveling the Genetics Behind Orofacial Clefts and Achromatopsia: Two Inspiring Studies Using Golden Helix Products

         March 30, 2023
Discover how Golden Helix products contribute to groundbreaking research on orofacial clefts and achromatopsia, showcasing their versatility in advancing our understanding of these rare genetic conditions.

Explore how Golden Helix products aid groundbreaking studies on orofacial clefts and achromatopsia, showcasing their versatility and enhancing our understanding of these rare conditions. We are always humbled and thrilled to learn how Golden Helix products are being used in the arena of human genetic testing.  This month is no exception, as we showcase two very interesting studies.  In the… Read more »

Decoding Complex Fusion Representations: A Deep Dive into VCF Breakend Notation and its Impact on Gene Analysis

         March 14, 2023
Decoding Complex Fusion Representations A Deep Dive into VCF Breakend Notation and its Impact on Gene Analysis Icon

Unlocking the intricacies of fusion representations is crucial for understanding the impact of complex genetic rearrangements on gene function and disease development. In the most recent release of VarSeq, we added support for the import of complex rearrangements from VCF files, which typically encode rearrangements using breakend notation. This powerful notation is capable of describing the full spectrum of structural… Read more »

VarSeq Customization and Automation with VSCode

         March 9, 2023
VarSeq Customization and Automation with VSCode Blog

Enhancing VarSeq Customization and Automation with Visual Studio Code: A Guide to Evaluation and Reporting Scripting Are you as excited as we are about the new automation and customization features we’ve been rolling out with VarSeq’s most recent release, VarSeq 2.3.0? Do your eyes light up at the prospect of automated integration of various data sources into VarSeq’s evaluation and… Read more »

Revolutionizing Whole Exome Sequencing: VarSeq Powers Complex Analysis Data in Recent Publications!

         February 23, 2023
Revolutionizing Whole Exome Sequencing VarSeq Powers Complex Analysis Data in Recent Publications! icon

Recent publications have highlighted how Golden Helix’s VarSeq suite of products is enabling researchers and clinicians to conduct complex whole exome sequencing studies, once considered ‘out of reach,’ with ease and precision, resulting in the discovery of new biomarkers and personalized treatment options. It is always with pride that we feature recent publications citing Golden Helix software; this month is… Read more »

Automated FASTQ to Reports with VarSeq Suite: A fast, flexible solution

         February 16, 2023
Automated FASTQ to Reports with VarSeq Suite

Discover the Thrilling Automation Capabilities of VarSeq Suite for NGS Testing and Learn How We’re Tackling Contemporary Lab Challenges First off, I’d like to thank everyone who joined us for our February webcast on the automation capabilities of the VarSeq software suite through VSPipeline. For those of you who joined us, I’m sure it’s obvious that automation is a topic… Read more »

A New Comprehensive Template for Somatic Variant Annotation and Filtering in VarSeq

         February 2, 2023
A New Comprehensive Template for Somatic Variant Annotation and Filtering in VarSeq icon

Revolutionize Your Somatic Variant Analysis with Our Cutting-Edge Template for Annotation and Filtering in VarSeq Golden Helix is excited to share our new Comprehensive Cancer Template for somatic variant annotation and filtering, along with the latest version of our software VarSeq 2.3.0! Our latest VarSeq update was specifically focused on getting up to speed with multiple aspects of somatic variant… Read more »

Highlighting Customer Publications: January 2023

         January 31, 2023
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This month we are thrilled once again to highlight two publications in which VarSeq plays an important role in the genetic testing pipeline.  The continuing advances in Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) are assisting researchers and clinicians in gaining a deeper understanding of complex human syndromes, often referred to as congenital regulopathies.  In this first study, genetic variants were discovered that… Read more »

Maximizing Cancer Care with Golden Helix CancerKB 2.0: Unveiling the Latest in Precision Medicine

         January 26, 2023
Maximizing Cancer Care with Golden Helix CancerKB 2.0 Unveiling the Latest in Precision Medicine icon

Our recent webcast, Maximizing the Benefits of Comprehensive Genomic Testing in Cancer Care with Golden Helix CancerKB 2.0, was an opportunity to unveil Golden Helix CancerKB v2.0. Our latest VarSeq release was designed to address the changing landscape of cancer genomics, and in this webcast, we discussed the application of our very own Golden Helix CancerKB in the context of… Read more »

AMP Manual Deep Dive: VSClinical’s Interpretation for Cancer Biomarker Annotation

         January 24, 2023

VSClinical AMP Matching of Interpretations  In this blog post, we will delve into the intricacies of the VSClinical AMP interpretation workflow. At the heart of this process lies the task of annotating cancer biomarkers with the correct interpretations based on the classification of the tumor and the type and scope of the biomarker. This is a crucial step in understanding… Read more »

VarSeq 2.3.0: A Comprehensive Look at the Revolutionary Cancer Genomic Profiling Solution’s New Features and Advancements

         January 18, 2023

Discover the latest advancements in cancer genomic profiling with the release of VarSeq 2.3.0 We are very excited to announce the release of VarSeq 2.3.0! This release was one of the largest VarSeq releases yet, as it includes a large refactor to the VSClinical AMP cancer module. A primary motivation for the release was focused on the availability and increased… Read more »

Exploring the CRAM File Format in VarSeq 2.3.0

         January 17, 2023

Unlocking the Potential of CRAM Files: The New VarSeq 2.3.0 Release for Enhanced Plotting, Coverage Analysis, and CNV Detection The CRAM (Compressed Reference-oriented Alignment Map) file format was conceived in 2011 as a more space-efficient way to store alignment data. It saves space over the previous standard BAM (Binary Alignment Map) by only storing the differences between each read and… Read more »

Improve Your Research with the Latest Cancer Ontology Updates

         January 10, 2023

Learn about the latest cancer ontology software updates and how they can enhance your research and work. Cancer Ontology An important feature of the VSClinical AMP workflow is the ability to select the correct tumor type for a given evaluation. The selected tumor type is used to identify relevant clinical evidence, including drug sensitivities, resistances, and previous biomarker interpretations. This… Read more »

4 Essential Support Resources for Golden Helix Software Users

         January 5, 2023
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Golden Helix provides extensive resources to help our users who are just getting started and address any issues they may encounter as they become more familiar with our software. Our resources are constantly updated and are tailored to the needs of our users. If you’re facing a problem, it’s likely that others have encountered it as well, and we’ve included… Read more »

Customer Publications for December 2022

         December 30, 2022

Researchers and clinicians alike utilize our software to progress diagnostic capabilities across the globe. Our tools are continuously validated, and below is a showcase of a few articles this month that demonstrate the range of uses. This is our final customer publications blog of 2022; I would like to say thank you to all of our current partners and customers,… Read more »

Webcast Recap: Somatic Variant Analysis in VarSeq 2.3.0

         December 22, 2022
Webcast Recap: Somatic Variant Analysis in VarSeq 2.3.0

Our FAS team would like to thank everyone who attended our December 2022 webcast, A User’s Perspective: Somatic Variant Analysis in VarSeq 2.3.0. This webcast allowed three members of our FAS team to give their unique insights concerning the improvements to our new VarSeq 2.3.0 release, which will be recapped here. Starting with template creation, our Technical Field Application Scientist,… Read more »

Variant Normalization – Choosing When to Split Multinucleotide Variants Into Allelic Primitives.

         December 20, 2022

Variant normalization is essentially reducing the representation of a variant to its canonical representation. Variant normalization ensures that the way a variant is represented is parsimonious and left-aligned and can also refer to splitting variants into their allelic primitives. VarSeq normalizes variants by default, but we offer users the option to forego one or more aspects of variant normalization. This… Read more »

2023 Innovation Awards

         December 1, 2022

We at Golden Helix love seeing our software and solutions out in action. Whether it is to find a clinical solution or to assist in academic research, seeing YOU use our tools to the best of their ability gets us excited to continue developing industry-leading software. For the 2023 Innovation Awards, we would like to see all the creative and… Read more »

Customer Publications – November 2022

         November 30, 2022

This November’s published articles citing Golden Helix software serve as a testament to our broad application and utility in NGS data analysis. We are always proud of our customers and the contributions they make to scientific discovery. Their continued work and research are motivators for us to continue delivering the best products we can. This month we are featuring two… Read more »