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Publication notes superiority of NxClinical software for CNV detection from low pass sequencing

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.

Promising results for a new non-invasive prenatal test that uses single circulating trophoblasts

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BioDiscovery launches NxClinical 5.0, for integrated review of CNVs, AOH, and Sequence Variants

NxClinical 5.0 is a unique software solution for integrated analysis of copy number, sequence variants, and allelic changes obtained from multiple technologies. NxClinical 5.0 addresses the changing dynamics in the clinical genomics field where multiple technologies and modalities are merging together enabling increased clinical knowledge and greater efficiency.

Aberrant Cell Fraction Estimation in NxClinical 5.0

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).

Recent publications illustrate the wide applicability of BioDiscovery’s CNV from NGS algorithm

The BAM MSR algorithm uses a set of “normal” samples to create a pooled reference to be used against the samples under analysis. Here are a few recent publications showing the algorithm’s versatility in handling different types of NGS data from panels to low-pass whole genome.

Copy Number and Loss of Heterozygosity Analysis in Tumors

The 2019 Tumor Profiling: Methods and Protocols book is out and we are particularly excited about the Whole-Genome Single Nucleotide Polymorphism Microarray for Copy Number and Loss of Heterozygosity Analysis chapter! Read more.

Dazed by the same routine? Discover a Novel Integrated Approach to Clinical Genomic Analysis

NxClinical provides a novel, integrated approach to clinical genome analysis and interpretation.

NxClinical 5.0 webinar - what to expect

We are ringing in the new year with a webinar on what’s new in NxClinical. Sign-up to save your spot!

The 2019 Southern California Regional Molecular and Cytogenetics Meeting

At the latest SoCal region Cytogenetics and Molecular Genetics meeting, there was much discussion over the future direction of genomic variant detection and classification in oncology.

Happy New Year from your BioDiscovery Family!

May 2019 bring you lots of joy, fulfillment, and love through the challenges and excitement life brings. Cheers to a wonderful year ahead!