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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

Not Yet a Permanent One

NPR says the lack of a permanent Food and Drug Administration commissioner has "flummoxed" public health officials.

Unfair Targeting

Technology Review writes that a new report says the US has been unfairly targeting Chinese and Chinese-American individuals in economic espionage cases.

Limited Rapid Testing

The New York Times wonders why rapid tests for COVID-19 are not widely available in the US.

Genome Research Papers on IPAFinder, Structural Variant Expression Effects, Single-Cell RNA-Seq Markers

In Genome Research this week: IPAFinder method to detect intronic polyadenylation, influence of structural variants on gene expression, and more.