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Translational Software's PGx API

Translational Software has launched a new application programming interface for health systems, laboratories, and software developers looking to include pharmacogenomics information in their products and services. The API was developed using the open-source Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources specification. Customers can use the API to query Translational's knowledgebase for information to help them improve the prescription ordering process, alert clinicians to potential adverse drug events, and suggest medication alternatives.

The Scan

RNA Editing in Octopuses Seems to Help Acclimation to Shifts in Water Temperature

A paper in Cell reports that octopuses use RNA editing to help them adjust to different water temperatures.

Topical Compound to Block EGFR Inhibitors May Ease Skin Toxicities, Study Finds

A topical treatment described in Science Translational Medicine may limit skin toxicities seen with EGFR inhibitor therapy.

Dozen Genetic Loci Linked to Preeclampsia Risk in New GWAS

An analysis of genome-wide association study data in JAMA Cardiology finds genetic loci linked to preeclampsia that have ties to blood pressure.

Cancer Survival Linked to Mutational Burden in Pan-Cancer Analysis

A pan-cancer paper appearing in JCO Precision Oncology suggests tumor mutation patterns provide clues for predicting cancer survival that are independent of other prognostic factors.