Drug repurposing has the potential to discover new treatments for diseases with high unmet medical needs. Lee et al. (2021) combined transcriptomics and computational analysis of drug-target databases to identify novel therapies for epidermolysis bullosa simplex. Differential gene expression analysis of blister epidermis identified the phosphoinositide 3-kinase/protein kinase B/mTOR signaling pathway as central. A pilot study using a topical mTOR inhibitor showed marked improvement.