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Mark Zuckerberg And Wife Priscilla Chan Are Investing $3B To Fight And End Disease

Mark Zuckerberg And Wife Priscilla Chan Are Investing $3B To Fight And End Disease

Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, on Wednesday pledged more than $3 billion toward a plan to “cure, prevent or manage all disease within our children’s lifetime.”

Investments will include a bioscience research center, called the Biohub, and plans for a chip to diagnose diseases, continuous bloodstream monitoring and a map of cell types in the body.

Chan and Zuckerberg will donate $600 million over the next decade to the Biohub research center, which will bring together San Francisco Bay-area researchers and scientists from the University of California San Francisco, the University of California Berkeley and Stanford University.

Two initial projects of the research center will be a Cell Atlas, a map of cells controlling the body’s major organs, and the Infectious Disease Initiative, which develops new tools, tests, vaccines and strategies for fighting diseases such as HIV, Ebola and Zika.

 

By Deborah M. Todd 

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