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The ISCA Consortium (International Standards for Cytogenomic Arrays), now known as ICCG (International Collaboration for Clinical Genomics), is a group of clinical cytogenetics and molecular genetics laboratories sharing its data generated in clinical testing laboratories. The consortium submits curated clinical data to dbVar and this high quality data is an invaluable resource for the clinical and research communities. BioDiscovery maintains this ISCA data from dbVar in its Nexus DB genomic data repository allowing you to easily review, query, and download this data to compare with your cases.

Recently, ISCA dbVar nstd75 hg 18 and ISCA dbVar nstd75 hg 19 data were added to Nexus DB. In total, Nexus DB now contains the following ISCA data:

ISCA dbVar nstd75 hg 18  – Case Set, Prenatal Dataset

ISCA dbVar nstd75 hg 19 – Case Set, Prenatal Dataset

ISCA dbVar nstd45 hg 18  – Curated Dataset

ISCA dbVar nstd45 hg 19 – Curated Dataset

ISCA dbVar nstd37 hg 18  – Case Set

ISCA dbVar nstd37 hg 19 – Case Set

To access this data in Nexus, please follow one of these guides:

How to Access the ISCA Data in Nexus DB – For Nexus Copy Number Users

How to Access the ISCA Data in Nexus DB – For Nexus Solo Users

You might also like to review a video on how ISCA data can aid in the case review process: Utilizing the International Standards for Cytogenomic Arrays (ISCA) Consortium’s CNV Data to Aid in the Array Cytogenetic Review.

If you are not a current Nexus user, you can get a free trial of Nexus software and take a look at the valuable data in Nexus DB or for academic users, BioDiscovery offers a FREE Nexus Solo Reader license which allows you to review an individual sample/case. Click here to request your Free Nexus Solo Reader license – you will be provided a few Nexus DB samples to view in the Reader and can also query and browse the data in Nexus DB.