Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, Priscilla Chan Pledge $3B Over 10 Years For Research Initiative To ‘End All Illness’

Financial Times: Mark Zuckerberg pledges $3bn ‘to end all illness’
“Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan have pledged to ‘end all illness’ with a $3bn donation to medical research. The couple, who have previously committed 99 percent of their Facebook shares to charity, said the money — distributed by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative created last year — would be designed to ‘cure, prevent, or manage all diseases by the end of the century’…” (Greenhalgh/Brown, 9/22).

New York Times: Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan Pledge $3 Billion to Fighting Disease
“…While the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative has already made investments in charter schools and education start-ups, the money toward curing diseases represents the group’s first major initiative in science. The announcement was also a coming out of sorts for Dr. Chan, who has a big interest in health and was trained in pediatrics…” (Benner, 9/21).

Science: Q&A: Stop all disease? Backed by $3 billion, this neuroscientist aims to fulfill goal of Facebook’s co-founder and his wife
“…[Zuckerberg and Chan] announced a plan to devote $3 billion over the next 10 years to a new basic science initiative that will, under the leadership of neurobiologist Cornelia Bargmann of the Rockefeller University in New York City, bring together scientists and engineers to cure diseases. … [Bargmann] spoke with Science earlier [Wednesday] about her new partnership with Chan and Zuckerberg…” (Kaiser, 9/21).

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