Ambitious Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to combat disease is about to be tested
Friday, February 10, 2017
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s ambitious $3bn aim to “cure, prevent and manage” all disease in one generation is about to take shape in a $600m “Biohub” in Silicon Valley.
The project’s conceit, that encouraging audacious science will usher in a “new era of accelerated progress in science and health”, is about to be tested. The first 47 researchers to receive grants, announced Wednesday, have a head-spinning diversity of specialties – from fields as far-flung as big data computer science to the biochemistry and nutrition of wheat.
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