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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Members of the benchmarking team of the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health have developed methods for producing standardized performance metrics for benchmarking small germline variant calls.

The GA4GH Benchmarking team brings together participants from research institutes, technology companies, government agencies, and clinical laboratories. It includes researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Illumina, Ontario Institute for Cancer Research, DNAnexus, and others.

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Mar
28
Sponsored by
Qiagen

The Human Gene Mutation Database (HGMD) is a manually curated, comprehensive collection of disease-causing, germline mutations. Since 1996, a team of experts has manually catalogued over a quarter of a million mutations for the database.  

Apr
09
Sponsored by
Sophia Genetics

This webinar will present the utility of a personalized in silico analytical approach for the routine clinical diagnosis of channelopathies and cardiomyopathies. 

May
07
Sponsored by
Agilent

This webinar will discuss the implementation of an enterprise-wide clinical genomics platform that is shared across 10 hospitals and research organizations in the Australian State of Victoria.