Zuckerberg, Chan Invest $3B In Hopes Of Eradicating All Diseases By End Of Century
The initiative will also spend an additional $600 million to establish a “bio hub” in San Francisco to support researchers from Stanford University, UC Berkeley and UC San Francisco.
Los Angeles Times:
Priscilla Chan And Mark Zuckerberg Pledge $3 Billion To Fight Diseases
After investing millions of dollars in education and opening their own private K-12 school this year, pediatrician Priscilla Chan and her husband, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, announced Wednesday that they will invest $3 billion over the next decade to fight diseases. The funds will come from the Chan Zuckerberg Institute, a limited-liability company that the couple established last year after the birth of their daughter, with a goal to “advance human potential and promote equality in areas such as health, education, scientific research and energy." (Lien, 9/21)