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Bioinformatics Cartoon: Dr. X and His Baseball Bat
You deserve a fun two-minute break in your day
Dr. X

Bioinformatics is a serious thing. Petabytes of data that hold the truth to the genetic underpinnings of the human species, among many others, are generated and analyzed by the world's leading scientists every year. Here at Golden Helix, we thought that there was plenty of room to add a little humor into the bioinformatics world. Meet Dr. X. He is your everyday super-smart scientist (just like you) with everyday bioinformatics challenges. View the video »

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Do you have a story of how Golden Helix has empowered you to conduct your research more effectively? We'd like to hear them! Simply submit your story in the comments section of the Dr. X blog post and receive a free Dr. X t-shirt. The three best stories will each get a $100 giftcard to Amazon! Submit your story »

Have We Wasted 7 Years and $100 Million Dollars on GWAS Studies?
Gabe Rudy, VP of Product Development

Type 2 Diabetes, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Obesity, Chrohn's Diseases and Coronary Heart Disease are examples of common, chronic diseases that have a significant genetic component. It should be no surprise that these diseases have been the target of much genetic research. Yet over the past decade, the tools of our research efforts have failed to unravel the complete biological architecture of these diseases. Continue reading »

Affinity for Agrigenomics: Not afraid to get their hands dirty
Josh Forsythe, VP of Sales and Marketing

Not afraid to get their hands dirty
Take a look at our website, the list of conferences we exhibit at, the meetings we attend. It's no secret our business is heavily geared toward human genetics. It's no accident either. From the beginning we sought to make a significant impact on human health through genetics and analytics. To us, this meant understanding the cause of human disease and working collaboratively with others on ways to cure or treat it. It didn't occur to us until recently that agrigenomics could have as large an impact (and perhaps a more immediate impact) on human health than human genetics. Continue reading »

Exaggerating your number of controls or being precise? "Variant not found in over 10,000 chromosomes from EVS…"
Gabe Rudy, VP of Product Development

Reading through the last release of AJHG I saw a couple papers mention that the putative rare variant they were investigating was "not present in over 10,000 control chromosomes from the EVS". My first reaction was, "What? Do they mean the NHLBI 5400 Exome Sequencing Project? They only have 5,400 exomes not over 10,000! I wonder if there is some new control database I wasn't aware of?" Continue reading »
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"To advance the adoption of RNA-Seq, EA teamed up with Golden Helix and created a solution that processes data in a service-based cloud-computing environment."
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Recent Customer Success Highlights

Molecular Psychiatry
Pooling/bootstrap-based GWAS (pbGWAS) identifies new loci modifying the age of onset in PSEN1 p.Glu280Ala Alzheimer's disease
Velez, J et al.
National Institutes of Health, US
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Genome-Wide Association Study Confirming Association of HLA-DP with Protection against Chronic Hepatitis B and Viral Clearance in Japanese and Korean
Nishida, N et al.
National Center for Global Heath and Medicine, Japan
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European Journal of Medical Genetics
GWAS reveals new recessive loci associated with non-syndromic facial clefting
Camargo, M et al.
University of Antioquia, Colombia
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Limitations of the Human Reference Genome for Personalized Genomics
Rosenfeld, J et al.
University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey
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About Golden Helix
Founded in 1998, Golden Helix is known for helping genetic research groups working with large-scale DNA-sequencing or microarray data overcome the frustration and challenges of bioinformatic roadblocks: delayed projects, lack of quality findings, and low productivity. By empowering researchers with highly effective software tools, world-class support, and an array of complementary analytic services, we refute the notion that analysis has to be difficult or time consuming. Golden Helix's flagship software product, SNP & Variation Suite (SVS), is an integrated collection of powerful data management, quality assurance, visualization, and tertiary analysis tools for genetic data. SVS is delivered in a user-friendly, scalable platform and is supported by a team of highly trained bioinformaticians, statistical geneticists, and computer scientists that together make advanced statistical and bioinformatic methods accessible to scientists of all levels.


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