Golden Helix

The company will use the funds to develop and refine proprietary algorithms for identifying more complex variants including translocations and inversions. 

The company is testing a database solution that will help clinical researchers store, manage, and analyze variant information ahead of full launch this quarter.

Under the terms of the agreement, PreventionGenetics will use Golden Helix's VarSeq software in its exome sequencing pipeline.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Golden Helix said this week that it is launching a new initiative called Golden Helix Gives Back through which it will provide its software for free to academic researchers with limited funds.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Golden Helix officially entered the clinical testing market this week with the launch of VarSeq, new software for clinical laboratories that supports gene-panel based diagnostics as well as next-generation sequencing-based clinical workflows.

Golden Helix has released GenomeBrowse 2, the latest version of its free genome browser for viewing sequence data.

Golden Helix has released the eighth version of SNP & Variation Suite, its genomic analysis software.

Oxford Gene Technology has expanded its menu of CytoSure Molecular Arrays for the investigation of DNA copy number variants underlying genetic disorders.

Name: Bryce Christensen
Title: Statistical geneticist, Golden Helix

Ontario Genomics Institute (OGI) has signed an agreement with Golden Helix that lets researchers in organizations it works with use the SNP & Variation Suite to analyze genomics data from human health and agricultural research projects.

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 Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), who chairs the Senate health committee, will be retiring at the end of his term, Stat News reports.

UCSF researchers find that having two X chromosomes may contribute to women's longer lifespans, according to Discover's D-brief blog.

The Wall Street Journal reports on the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's use of genetic approaches to study foodborne illnesses.

In PNAS this week: immune cell profiling of wild baboons by social status, metabolomics profiling of esophageal tumors, and more.