Whole-genome data has broad utility as it can detect SNVs, insertions/deletions, copy number changes, and both large and small structural variants. Thanks to recent technological innovations, the latest genome sequencers can perform whole-genome sequencing more efficiently than ever.
At Bionano, we equip labs with the single-source software solution they need to overcome this challenge. NxClinical software is, what we believe, to be the most comprehensive and up-to-date solution for cytogenetics and molecular genetics in one system for analyzing and interpreting all genomic variants, including CNVs, from microarray and NGS data.
The newest version of NxClinical fills a critical role—it solves the two conventional software problems identified within this blog—with its integrated Knowledgebase (KB) module. This first-of-its-kind database feature can dramatically simplify a lab’s interpretation, reporting process, and standardization while enhancing the consistency of each case report.
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).