Scientists to share real-time genetic data on deadly MERS, Ebola

Genetic sequence data on two of the deadliest yet most poorly understood viruses are to be made available to researchers worldwide in real time as scientists seek to speed up understanding of Ebola and MERS infections.

BlackBerry, NantHealth launch cancer genome browser

BlackBerry, NantHealth launch cancer genome browser

BlackBerry Ltd and NantHealth, a healthcare-focused data provider, launched a secure cancer genome browser on Sunday, giving doctors the ability to access patients` genetic data on the BlackBerry Passport smartphone.

Domesticated chili pepper originated in Central-east Mexico

Researchers have said that domesticated chili pepper originated in Central-east Mexico.

Black Sea `goldmine of ancient genetic data`

Researchers believe ancient plankton DNA might be widely preserved in Black Sea lake sediments and can likely be used to reconstruct past life in the majority of oceanic and lake environments.