The Mastermind team has released its latest update to the Genomic Search Engine platform, which aims to help users find their supplemental match and filter by PMID. This update is a significant development for Mastermind, as it takes into account user feedback to provide more personalized and accurate search results.

Latest Mastermind Feature Release:
Supplemental File Enhancements

The Mastermind team is excited to announce that we have made several enhancements to our supplemental file matching to help you save time and augment your genomic evidence search experience. This blog highlights these new features in more detail, and I encourage you to watch the quick tutorial video below to see how it works.

We know that one of the features users value most is being able to see whether a variant is cited in supplemental materials, something Mastermind excels at. We also know that finding the variants in the supplemental files can be cumbersome and time-consuming. Our customer success and product development teams have been working tirelessly to provide a solution for this critical pain point.

Historically, Mastermind only showed that your variant was found in the supplemental file. Moving forward, Mastermind will now display the exact variant nomenclature found in the supplemental file, along with the number of times that specific nomenclature was mentioned. In addition, we will provide the exact supplemental file name and tab to allow you to easily navigate to the supplemental file match.

For example, if you perform a search for ATP7B:p.G1355D and Mastermind recognizes c.4064G>A twice in the supplemental file, we will display that the cDNA nomenclature (c.4064G>A) for ATP7B:p.G1355D was found 2 times in Supplementary File 1, in the excel tab “Table S2”.

By providing this information, you are able to copy your nomenclature match, navigate to the supplemental file and tab, and use the search function to easily find your variant.

Release Notes Summary

Mastermind now provides the following additional features to our supplemental matches for users with Mastermind Professional Edition:

  • Display the exact nomenclature matched in the supplemental files along with the number of matches
  • Display the supplemental file name where each match was found
  • Display the exact tab of the excel file where the match was found

See example below:

Another new feature: Filter by PMID

Looking for a specific paper? In the Articles pane, users are now able to search for a specific PMID in the article list to find what you’re specifically looking for. The ability to filter by PMID in the article list is available for all Mastermind Users.

Take a quick tour of the updates:


With the latest update, the Mastermind Genomic Search Engine is poised to deliver even more value for our users by empowering them to identify the most relevant genomic data for their workflows. Log in or create your free Mastermind account today to see these latest features for yourself.

Get in touch with us.

Please feel free to reach out to if you have any questions about the recent changes to Mastermind, or if you have any feedback on features or changes that you would like to see in Mastermind!


Dan O’Hara
Product Manager, Genomenon

As a member of the Customer Success and Mastermind Product Management team, Dan provides support to our Mastermind users. The Customer Success team listens to your feedback and works closely with the development team to release features that augment your Mastermind experience.