Researchers aim to more quickly share gene sequence data from the Ebola and MERS viruses, Reuters reports.

By making this data widely available in nearly real-time, researchers from the UK, Saudi Arabia, and West Africa hope to speed up work in diagnosing, treating, and preventing the diseases.

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