NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Scientists from Harvard Medical School, the University of Toronto, the Broad Institute, and other institutions are working on a project dubbed Matchmaker Exchange, which aims to connect disparate databases of genomic and phenotypic information through an application programming interface, which would make it easier for users to search for and obtain more comprehensive information on genes and phenotypes of interest to them as well as connect with other researchers who are studying similar cases.

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