How to streamline your variant classification workflow with HGMD_ Oct 21 2021

October 21, 2021
The Human Gene Mutation Database (HGMD) is a one-of-a-kind resource containing data for hundreds of thousands of variants within the context of associated phenotype(s). Specifically, HGMD provides the genomic coordinates and Human Genome Variation Society (HGVS) nomenclature for variants as well as citations and comments for key publications, which saves users time and effort during variant interpretation.

We will walk through examples from variant interpretation scientists who have derived great value from consulting HGMD in their variant classification workflow:

Visualization of HGMD entries in tools such as IGV and UCSC Genome Browser
Literature references with additional comments/notes
Legacy/alternative variant naming schemes and how HGMD simplifies literature review
CNVs and “reverse” look-up by phenotype
What To Expect

You’ll learn about:

HGMD Professional’s search capabilities
The coordinates and HGVS nomenclature given for published variants with non-standard/legacy names
How HGMD indicates where a variant is described in a paper- supplemental text
CNV-related use cases
Phenotype-focused search ─ multiple genes contributing to a complex phenotype (neuro)

We will also demonstrate VCF upload and utility in IGV/UCSC Genome Browser

Speaker: Malaina Gaddis, Ph.D., Clinical Field Application Scientist, QIAGEN Digital Insights

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