Topic: Ngs

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.

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.

Another Successful ACC Conference

Another successful ACC event. The ACC conference is a great way to really connect with the thought leaders in the cytogenetic community. Read this blog to get the conference highlights!

Looking back at ACMG 2018

The Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting (ACMG) is soon, we wanted to make sure you didn't miss out on the action down in Charlotte, North Carolina! Visit booth #806 or our exhibit theater with Dr. Sarah Murray, UCSD to learn more about CNV, AOH and Sequence Variants Detected from a Single NGS Assay.

ACMG 2018 in Charlotte is Right Around the Corner! 

The Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting (ACMG) is soon, we wanted to make sure you didn't miss out on the action down in Charlotte, North Carolina! Visit booth #806 or our exhibit theater with Dr. Sarah Murray, UCSD to learn more about CNV, AOH and Sequence Variants Detected from a Single NGS Assay.

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.

Does reanalysis improve diagnostic yield?

A recent paper on the project shared results from a reanalysis in 2017 of the initial 1133 children using new knowledge and findings that have accumulated since the initial analysis. The pace at which improvements in genomic data technologies, analysis, and knowledge are moving, the group hypothesized that it is likely that diagnostic yield would increase via the reanalysis. They sought to determine how much of an improvement can be made over time.

ASHG workshop videos

We had a great workshop at ASHG a few months ago. If you were not at the meeting or missed our workshop, you can still view our guest presenters' talks. We launched NxClinical 4.0 at the conference and prior to that we had some customers who got the chance to use it via our Early Access Program. A few of those users share their experiences in using NxClinical 4.0 specifically in the area of combining analysis and interpretation of CNV, SNV, and allelic events within a single software framework where copy number is derived from NGS data.

Happy 2018 - the year of the single NGS assay approach

Happy 2018! 2017 saw a renewed interest in copy number analysis particularly from NGS data and I think it's going to be a key topic in 2018. The ability to obtain copy number from the same assay as that used for SNVs is an important topic among genetics labs. Clinicians are now starting to realize the major benefits in consolidating tests to a single NGS assay analyzed on a single software system.

Welcome back to everyone who visited us at AMP 2017

We showed the benefits of an integrated review of CNV, AOH, and SNV using our NxClinical software which handles both array and NGS data in a single system.