Topic: Clinical

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.

Clinical Genome Data Analysis Workshop in China

To educate the community and encourage sharing of experiences and knowledge within the genetic testing labs, Be Creative recently hosted a workshop on clinical data analysis and interpretation using NxClinical.

OMIM data in NxClinical

OMIM (Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man) is a comprehensive database consisting of human genes and genetic phenotypes associated with Mendelian disorders. The database is used by genetic labs to assist in interpretation. It is maintained by Johns Hopkins University and is available freely via the online GUI for personal, educational, or research use but other uses, usage by certain types of organizations, as well as downloading or incorporating with products does carry licensing fees.

Did you catch the PerkinElmer Genomics' webinar on their new CNGnome test using NxClinical for analysis & interpretation?

Using a combination of genomic sequencing technologies and bioinformatic tools, PerkinElmer Genomics is paving the way to replace traditional microarray analyses for constitutional genomics with NGS. Dr. Alka Chaubey, PerkinElmer Genomics, presented development and validation of the new CNGnome™ Test and comparison to traditional CMA. Dr. Chaubey also discusses how NxClinical was selected for use with their new assay and shows how the software was invaluable in the interpretation process.

Southern California Regional Cytogenetics & Molecular Genetics Meeting Proves to be Big Success

The Southern California Regional Cytogenetics & Molecular Genetics Meeting last week was a big success. Some of the biggest names in the space attended and were able to provide feedback on the unique cases that were presented, what tools seem to work best, and how they would approach the issue.

Significant Cost Savings with Single NGS Test vs. Other Strategies

At the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) meeting last month, Dr. Nathan Pennell, Director of the Lung Cancer Medical Oncology Program at the Cleveland Clinic, and his colleagues presented cost analysis in a model with different types of genetics testing in metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (mNSCLC). The team showed that upfront NGS leads to significant cost savings vs. sequential single-gene testing modalities.

Heritable retinal dystrophies - trio analysis in NxClinical

A recent NxClinical case study features familial and trio analysis of a patient population in Costa Rica. Dr. Daynna Wolff, Director, Clinical Cytogenetics and Genomics, Medical University of South Carolina used NxClinical for integrative analysis of copy number, sequence variants, and autozygosity mapping to study 31 affected children from 23 Costa Rican families.

Chatting with Dr. Ingrid Simonic about Consolidation of Multiple Testing Strategies

Recently we spoke with Dr. Ingrid Simonic, Deputy Director, Medical Genetics Laboratories, Cambridge University Hospitals, about the current stage of testing strategies, in particular the workflow at her hospital. She discussed how they perform many tests at the hospital and not necessarily because there are that many patients but that several tests are performed per patient.

Phenotype risk scores identify patients with unrecognized Mendelian disease patterns

A recent Science article, "Phenotype risk scores identify patients with unrecognized Mendelian disease patterns", from Vanderbilt University Medical Center leverages the phenotypic patterns of Mendelian diseases to detect rare-variant associations and finds that most of the individuals with statistically significant variants were undiagnosed with the target Mendelian disease.