The Matchmaker Exchange (MME) API provides a shared language that databases can use to query each other to find similar patients. The API is build around a standardized patient profile that includes both phenotype and genotype information. Implementing the API involves parsing a query profile, identifying cases in your database that are similar, and returning a list of profiles for those cases.
Version 1.1 (latest release):
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- To query most MME services, you need to request an authentication token from that service. You can find a more detailed description here: join-protocol.md.
- To help securely share authentication tokens, the KEYS file contains GPG keys for at least one member of each MME team.
The wiki contains an up-to-date list of active endpoints: https://github.com/ga4gh/mme-apis/wiki/Endpoints
The wiki contains a list of open-source implementations of the MME API: https://github.com/ga4gh/mme-apis/wiki/Implementations