Earlier this month, our company took a clear stance on the recent events happening in the United States. We embrace diversity, we welcome people from every part of this world into our community, and we all must be part of the solution eradicating racial and social inequalities.
September Newsletter
An Open Letter to Our Community

An Open Letter to Our Community
By Andreas Scherer, PhD 
President & CEO

Going back in time to the beginning of this year, it would have been difficult to imagine what our world would look like as of June 2020. Things changed quickly. While we are still in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the senseless killing of George Floyd triggered social unrest here in the USA that points to deeper underlying issues in our society... Read More

Golden Helix’s 2020 T-Shirt Competition Begins
By Delaina Hawkins
Director of Marketing

It’s everyone’s favorite time of the year; Golden Helix’s Annual T-Shirt Design Competition is starting! Here's how you can enter to win one of our cash prizes:

  • Draw it out or write it down; we accept either illustrated or written designs
  • Email your designs to marketing@goldenhelix.com by August 25th
  • Golden Helix will select three winners and notify them by August 27th

Learn more about the contest here

Featured in Clinical OMICs: Enabling Precision Medicine with Cutting-Edge NGS Technologies

Featured in Clinical OMICs: Enabling Precision Medicine with Cutting-Edge NGS Technologies
By Andreas Scherer, PhD 
President & CEO

It is an honor to be featured in the Clinical OMICs May/June 2020 issue in a Q&A with the Editor discussing the past, present, and future of Golden Helix. In this article, I detail our most significant success throughout the past five years, how our products differentiate Golden Helix in the market, and our most significant opportunities in the next five years... Read More

Updates to Default Transcripts and Gene Preferences in VarSeq

Updates to Default Transcripts and Gene Preferences in VarSeq
By Gabe Rudy
VP of Product & Engineering

An under-appreciated area of complexity when looking into the field of genetics from the outside can be found in genes and transcripts. Alternative splicing allows eukaryotic species to have a wonderfully powerful genetic code, resulting in multiple protein isoforms being encoded in a single section of DNA. But when it comes to variant interpretation, different transcripts can result in widely different predicted impacts... Read More

CEO Corner
New eBook: Clinical Variant Analysis for Cancer

Earlier this month, our company took a clear stance on the recent events happening in the United States. We embrace diversity, we welcome people from every part of this world into our community, and we all must be part of the solution eradicating racial and social inequalities. Please read my open letter for our statement on this matter. I was delighted to be featured in the Clinical OMICs May/June 2020 Issue in a Q&A with the Editor. In this, I discuss how Golden Helix is differentiated in the marketplace and our plans to continue this momentum over the next five years. Now that summer has officially started, I wish you all a safe and relaxing season. We will be working on some exciting product developments and are looking forward to our big reveal later this summer, so stay tuned!

Upcoming Webcast

Whole Genome Trait Association in SVS 
July 15, 2020 | 12:00 PM Eastern

Golden Helix’s SNP & Variation Suite (SVS) has been used by researchers around the world to do trait analysis and association testing on large cohorts of samples in both humans and other species. As Next-Generation Sequencing of whole genomes becomes more affordable, large cohorts of Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) samples are available to search for additional trait association signals that were not found in array-based testing... (continued)

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Customer Success

Our customers have published a number of fascinating articles this month! To highlight just a couple:

Metabolomic Links between Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Intake and Obesity - Chao-Qiang Lai & Colleagues, USDA Agricultural Research Service / Published in The Journal of Obesity

Improved Lactate Control with Dichloroacetate in a Case with Severe Neonatal Lactic Acidosis Due to MTFMT Mitochondrial Translation Disorder - Marina Kerr, Alberta Children’s Hospital, University of Calgary & Colleagues / Published in Molecular Genetics and Metabolism Reports

Read more about the articles published throughout the month on our blog!

About Golden Helix

Golden Helix has been delivering industry-leading bioinformatics solutions for the advancement of life science research and translational medicine for over 20 years with 1,000s of users around the world. Their innovative technologies and analytic services empower scientists and healthcare professionals at all levels to derive meaning from the rapidly increasing volumes of genomic data produced from NGS sequencers and microarrays. With their solutions, hundreds of the world's top hospitals, testing labs, pharmaceutical, biotech, and academic research organizations can harness the full potential of genomics to identify the cause of disease, improve the efficacy and safety of drugs, develop genomic diagnostics, and advance the quest for personalized medicine.