5 Key Considerations when Selecting a Variant Database

With millions of human genetic variants cited in over 30 million articles, comprehensively searching the medical research for a variant can be like finding a needle in a haystack. This is especially important when a single paper can mean the difference between a variant of uncertain significance (VUS) and a pathogenic variant.
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Genomenon Research Report: Emerging Genomic Variants in 2018

2018 has been another banner year in the progression of Precision Medicine! Year over year, there has been a dramatic rise in the number of scientific studies and initiatives that resulted in meaningful published findings, and 2018 was another record-breaker. To demonstrate trends in genetics and genomics research seen through the lens of scientific publications, the team mined genomics data aggregated in our Mastermind Genomic Search Engine to reflect on these trends.
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Genomic Variant Curation: “The Power of Zero”

As a parent, sometimes the most powerful answer you can give your children is “no”.
Once they know where the boundaries are, they just might stop trying to navigate the gray area to find loopholes. The same can be said for genomic variant curation.
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Is AI Ready for Healthcare?

Is Healthcare Ready for AI?

Artificial Intelligence, or AI, has become the official buzzword of the healthcare industry in recent years, inspiring billions of dollars in investment. When the lives and well-being of patients hang in the balance, do the benefits of using AI outweigh the risks? 
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Mastermind vs. COSMIC

Mastermind vs. Manually Curated Databases: Head-to-Head Comparison with COSMIC Variant Database

Mastermind’s Genomic Search Engine uncovers 594% More Articles per Variant and 63% More Variants per Gene in a head-to-head test against COSMIC variant database. The Mastermind Genomic Search Engine has a number of meaningful advantages over the Catalogue of Somatic Mutations in Cancer (COSMIC) as a tool for searching genomic evidence, reducing the amount of time required to curate variants and resulting in fewer missed articles containing evidence for the variant.
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Google Scholar vs. Mastermind by Genomenon

Google Scholar vs. Mastermind: Variant Interpretation Comparison

In the test described below, the Mastermind Genomic Search Engine was found to have several meaningful advantages over Google Scholar as a tool for searching genomic evidence, reducing the amount of time required to curate a variant and resulting in fewer missed articles containing evidence for the variant. Users who searched Mastermind as part of this experiment felt more confident that they had found all of the relevant literature to form the most accurate diagnoses and treatment plans.

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