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DNAnexus at ASHG: Supporting Diverse Applications from cfDNA Technology in the Clinic to High-Resolution Physical Genome Mapping

ASHG 2015American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) will be taking place in less than 2 weeks. One of the largest human genetics meetings worldwide, ASHG provides an outstanding forum for exchanging information on the latest scientific advances, covering a broad range of human genetics. If you’re headed to Baltimore for ASHG please visit the DNAnexus booth (#1821) to learn about our latest projects with precisionFDA, BioNano Genomics, Regeneron Genetics Center, CareDx, ViaGenetics and more. We’ve added plenty of new features and enhancements to the Platform, stop by our booth for a demo or to simply say “Hi”.

We’ll also be a hosting a lunchtime talk on Thursday, discussing what the next five years might hold for the genomics and informatics industry. Come learn about the cutting-edge research being conducted at Washington University with BioNano next-generation mapping analysis, how CareDx is using NGS and cfDNA technology to deliver non-invasive clinical tests for transplant surveillance, and hear Regeneron Genetics Center present their Geisinger Health System pedigree analysis efforts. We are proud that the DNAnexus Platform provides a flexible and integrated genome informatics solution across such diverse applications.

DNAnexus Lunchtime Talk Details:
Title: Genomics and Informatics for the Next Five Years – Challenges, Solutions, and Opportunities
When: Thursday, October 8th, 1:00pm-2:30pm
Where: Convention Center, Room 345, Level 3
Tina Graves, PhD, Washington University, St. Louis
David Ross, PhD, CareDx
Jeff Staples, PhD, Regeneron Genetics Center

Other ASHG Activities Featuring DNAnexus

Breakfast Talk
Title: Genomes for Breakfast: A Technical Deep-dive into the Most Powerful System for Mining and Collaborating with Large-Scale NGS and Phenotype Data
When: Wednesday, October 7th, 7:15am-8:45am
Where: Convention Center, Room 336, Level 3
Hakon Gudbjartsson, PhD, WuXi NextCODE
Andrew Carroll, PhD, DNAnexus
Tom Chittenden, PhD, WuXi NextCODE

Posters Featuring DNAnexus
Poster #1791/F
Author: Alpha Diallo, DNAnexus
Benchmarking well known bioinformatics aligners and variant callers using the Pilot Genome (NA12878) and Ashkenazim Father-Mother-Son trio

Poster #1684/W
Narayanan Veeraraghavan, Baylor College of Medicine
A virtuous cycle of large cohort research, personal genome analysis, and clinical deployment

Poster 3150/T
Frederick Dewey, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Distribution and clinical impact of functional variants in 31,000 whole exome sequences from the DiscovEHR study

Poster 620/T
 Colm O’Dushlaine, Regeneron Genetics Center
Whole exome sequencing, blood lipids, and cardiovascular outcomes in 31,000 participants in the Regeneron Genetics Center – Geisinger Health System (DiscovEHR) human genetics collaboration

Visit us in booth #1821 to check out what we’ve been up to and get a demo of the DNAnexus platform.

BioNano Genomics and ViaGenetics will also be joining us in our booth. Learn how researchers can use BioNano’s Next Generation Mapping analysis on the DNAnexus platform, providing push-button access to preconfigured assembly and hybrid-scaffolding pipelines. ViaGenetics will be demonstrating their bioinformatics pipeline, which translates raw sequence data into interpretable variants that can be exported seamlessly from DNAnexus to the GENESIS Platform for clinical interpretation.

  • BioNano Hour
    Thursday, Oct 8th at 2:30pm
  • ViaGenetics Hour
    Thursday, Oct 8th at 10:00am
    Friday, Oct 9th at 1:00pm

About DNAnexus

DNAnexus the leader in biomedical informatics and data management, has created the global network for genomics and other biomedical data, operating in 33 countries including North America, Europe, China, Australia, South America, and Africa. The secure, scalable, and collaborative DNAnexus Platform helps thousands of researchers across a spectrum of industries — biopharmaceutical, bioagricultural, sequencing services, clinical diagnostics, government, and research consortia — accelerate their genomics programs.

The DNAnexus team is made up of experts in computational biology and cloud computing who work with organizations to tackle some of the most exciting opportunities in human health, making it easier—and in many cases feasible—to work with genomic data. With DNAnexus, organizations can stay a step ahead in leveraging genomics to achieve their goals. The future of human health is in genomics. DNAnexus brings it all together.