ASHG 2015 Recap

ASHG 2015 Recap


Last week, DNASTAR attended the American Society of Human Genetics Annual Meeting along with nearly 8,000 other attendees. While at the conference, we had the opportunity to meet with many researchers in the fields of human genetics, genomics and clinical research, including some of our existing customers as well as those who are new to DNASTAR software.




Many people we met wanted to learn about options for secondary and tertiary analysis of next-gen sequencing data for applications like RNA-Seq, gene panels, as well as whole genome and whole exome sequencing. We had the opportunity to show many of our booth visitors our Lasergene Genomics Suite, which supports all of these workflows using an integrated, easy-to-use pipeline. These  live software demos gave way to many interesting conversations about analysis options.


Accuracy continues to be an important issue for those using NGS data. We were pleased to present the results of our recent accuracy comparisons at the ASHG meeting. You can read the press release here.


We also spoke to many people who still use traditional Sanger sequencing in their work. For these researchers, our molecular biology tools were as relevant as our NGS analysis tools.


Overall, it was a very successful conference and a great opportunity for us to connect with our users and others in the field. We also learned a lot about what existing and new functionality is most important to users, and we look forward to incorporating this feedback into future releases of our software.


Be sure to visit DNASTAR if you’ll be attending one of our upcoming conferences! We love meeting our customers in person.