Genome-Scale Variant Interpretation

Automated Radiation Dose Estimation

Mission Statement

MutationForecaster® (mutationforecaster.com) is Cytognomix’s patented web-portal for analysis of all types of mutations (coding and non-coding), including interpretation, comparison and management of genetic variant data. It’s a fully automated genome interpretation solution for research, translational and clinical labs.

MutationForecaster® combines our world-leading genome interpretation software on your exome, gene panel, or complete genome (Shannon transcription factor and splicing pipelines, ASSEDA, Veridical) with the Cytognomix User Variation Database and  Variant Effect Predictor.  With our integrated suite of software products, analyze coding, non-coding, and copy number variants, and compare new results with existing or your own database.  Select predicted mutations  by phenotype using articles with CytoVisualization Analytics.  With Workflows,  automatically perform end-to-end analysis with all of our software products.

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You can now experience our integrated suite of genome interpretation products through a free trial of MutationForecaster®. Once you register, analyze datasets that we have analyzed in our peer-reviewed publications with any of our software tools.

Ionizing radiation produces characteristic chromosome changes. The altered chromosomes contain two central constrictions, termed centromeres, instead of one (known as dicentric chromosomes [DCs]). Chromosome biodosimetry is approved by the IAEA for occupational radiation exposure, radiation emergencies, or monitoring long term exposures.  In emergency responses to a range of doses, labs need efficient methods that identify DCs.

Cytognomix has developed  a novel approach to find DCs that is independent of chromosome length, shape and structure from different laboratories (paper: TBME).  The Automated Dicentric Chromosome Identifier and Dose Estimator (ADCI) software  works on multiple platforms and uses images produced by any of the existing automated metaphase capture systems found in most cytogenetic laboratories. ADCI is now available for for trial or  purchase (link).  Or contact us for details (pricing).

ADCI* uses machine learning based algorithms with high sensitivity and specificity that distinguish monocentric and dicentric chromosomes (Try the Dicentric Chromosome Identifier web app). With novel image segmentation, ADCI has become a fully functional cytogenetic biodosimetry system. ADCI takes images from all types of commercial metaphase scanning systems,  selects high quality cells for analysis, identifies dicentric chromosomes (removing false positives), builds biodosimetry calibration curves, and estimates exposures.  ADCI fulfills the criteria established by the IAEA for accurate triage biodosimetry of a sample in less than an hour. The accuracy is comparable to an experienced cytogeneticist. Check out our online user manual: wiki.

We find and validate mutations that others cannot with advanced,  patented genomic  probe and bioinformatic technologies. Cytognomix continues our  long track record of creating technologies for genomic medicine. We anticipate and implement the needs of the biomedical and clinical genomics communities.

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Latest Posts

New support for geostatistical analysis of COVID19 hotspots in Ontario

In response to the Call for Proposals under its Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security (IDEaS) program to address COVID-19 challenges, the Department of National Defence has recommended CytoGnomix’s project: Locating emerging COVID19 hotspots in Ontario after community transmission by time-correlated, geostatistical analysis for funding following evaluation against mandatory, point rated criteria, and strategic considerations. […]

September 4, 2020. New article on automated partial body radiation exposure determination

We have added the capability to determine whether samples exposed to ionizing radiation are wholly or partially irradiated. If partially, the approach determines the fraction of metaphase cells exposed and the whole body-equivalent dose completely automatically. CytoGnomix’s Automated Dicentric Chromosome Identifier and Dose Estimation software has been upgraded to generate these results as part of […]

Aug. 31, 2020. Presentation at the 2020 American Society of Human Genetics meeting

We are giving a platform presentation at the upcoming American Society of Human Genetics virtual meeting #ASHG2020 Session: Personalized Medicine Approaches in Healthcare. Paper: Pathway-extended gene expression signatures integrate novel biomarkers that improve predictions of responses to kinase inhibitors P. K. Rogan(1,2), A. J. Bagchee-Clark(1), E. J. Mucaki(1). 1. Department of Biochemistry, University of Western […]

August 14, 2020. Interview on Scientific Sense podcast

Peter Rogan was interviewed by Gill Eapin for his daily podcast, Scientific Sense, focused on Science & Economics about our research projects about COVID19. Listen at the link below. https://anchor.fm/scientificsense/episodes/Prof–Peter-Rogan–Professor-of-Biochemistry-and-Biostatistics-at-Western-University-ei5i40 #medicine #sarscov2 #covidー19 #medicalsciences #epidemiology #health #geostatistics #hotspots #publichealth #genomics #molecularmechanism

August 7, 2020. Publication of novel molecular mechanism of severe RNA-viral lung infections

We have described and provide evidence for an explanation for how rapid onset, severe RNA viral infections, such as SARS-CoV-2 or Influenza, may develop: Rogan PK, Mucaki EJ and Shirley BC. A proposed molecular mechanism for pathogenesis of severe RNA-viral pulmonary infections. F1000Research 2020, 9:943 (https://doi.org/10.12688/f1000research.25390.1) There is an accompanying infographic describing the mechanism, which is cited in […]

July 19, 2020. New analysis of SARS-CoV-2 cases in the United States

Version 3 of Geostatistical Analysis of SARS-CoV-2 in the United States dataset published (http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3950057). Contains hotspot and cluster analysis of daily case counts across all US counties from Marcy 25-July 13, 2020.                             #covid-19 #SARSCov2 #geostatistics #hotspot