Release date: 2021-08-01
QCI now handles copy number variants (CNV) and structural variants (SV) more comprehensively than before. QCI has been improved to better consume, process, and visualize these variant types at the level of exon and breakpoints. QCI allows you to better assess the physical structure, functional impact, and clinical relevance of copy number alterations and gene fusions detected in NGS secondary analysis pipelines. By utilizing the Test Product Profile (TPP) capability copy number variants in genes of interest are now more accurately described.
With the addition of breakpoint-level and feature-level matching for copy number variants (CNVs), you can now confidently assess bibliography content for your CNVs of interest.
Explore clinically relevant CNV findings from HGMD and expertly curated content from the QIAGEN knowledgebase. New bibliography features allow to you quickly identify and capture relevant references to determine the significance of the variant of interest and to include in your clinical reports.
Access more resources to support the interpretation of your CNV variants with active links to public databases including GnomAD, DECIPHER, DGV and dbVar.
In the hereditary workflow experience exon-level classification of constitutional copy-number variants using our new CNV classification feature. This is based on the technical standards published by ACMG and ClinGen*.
* Riggs et al, Technical Standards for the interpretation and reporting of constitutional copy-number variants: a joint consensus recommendation of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) and the Clinical Genome Resource (ClinGen), Genetics in Medicine 22, 245-257 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41436-0190686-8
With improved structural variant handling, two prominent exon skipping mutations: METex14 and EGFRvIII, are classified more accurately and reveal relevant treatments and clinical trials. This ultimately drives better reporting with treatment options for exon variants detected from RNA.
In the DNAnexus ecosystem, QIAGEN has published a tool to help DNAnexus pipeline owners terminate the output of bioinformatics pipelines in QCI for tertiary interpretation.
Behind the scenes, QCI is undergoing numerous back-end improvements to make these calculation-intensive operations more efficient.
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Release date: 2021-03-17
QCII now integrates with Ingenuity Pathway Analysis (IPA): Genes that have been analyzed through the QCII platform can be exported from QCII and imported directly into a dataset in IPA with the click of a button.