API: Biosample Schema Update

Conversion of `biocharacteristics` array to separate parameters


The Biosample schema used for exporting Progenetix data has been adjusted with respect to representation of "bio-"classifications. The previous biocharacteristics list parameter has been deprecated and its previous content is now expressed in1:

  • histologicalDiagnosis (PXF)
  • sampledTissue (PXF)
  • icdoMorphology (pgx)
  • icdoTopography (pgx)

At this stage we keep the current externalReferences "grab bag" list.


  1. Here, "PXF" means that the attribute is part of the Phenopackets standard, while "pgx" labels it as specific to Progenetix.