Enlightenedbio interviews Dr. Soheil Shams, President, Founder, and CSO of BioDiscovery and now Chief Informatics Officer (CIO) at Bionano Genomics, on the recent acquisition of BioDiscovery by Bionano.
The most recent version of NxClinical, the leading CNV analysis software for clinical cytogenetics and molecular labs, now includes an integrated ACMG guidelines scoreboard feature. This feature automatically calculates the score for many of the evidence categories described by the ACMG standards.
For almost two decades the Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) has provided researchers and clinicians open access to common copy number variations, from diverse genomic populations for the purpose of identifying common polymorphisms in these populations...
For 25 years, BioDiscovery, Inc. has been dedicated to developing state-of-the-art software products for life science research and clinical applications. In this interview, BioDiscovery Founder, President & CSO Soheil Shams portrays the success story of a company that is deeply entrenched in the history and rapid acceleration of genomics.
The American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics Secondary Findings Working Group has recently updated its recommendations.
Low Pass Genome Sequencing (LP-GS) for detection of CNVs as a replacement to constitutional microarray analysis. The team evaluated a number of different tools and found NxClinical to have superiority in CNV detection and classification.
NxClinical has very strong visualization tools which is important for cytogeneticists - a reviewer can easily view the allele patterns and estimate % aberrant cells. But NxClinical 5.0 makes this even easier by automatically performing this calculation on a per event basis. The software also uses a user-defined threshold to mark events as mosaic or not. The software looks at event-specific aberrant cell fraction using both the Log R value as well as BAF (where available). This approach uses platform-dependent scaling so that the correct calculation can be applied to samples from multiple platforms (e.g. ThermoFisher, Illumina, CNV from NGS).
NxClinical provides a novel, integrated approach to clinical genome analysis and interpretation.
Dr. Breen of North Carolina State University has been a long time user of our Nexus Copy Number software and we were pleased to learn of his application of his latest patent: a new, non-invasive method of diagnosing bladder cancer in dogs.