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Chan Zuckerberg Initiative To Invest Over $3 Billion In Medical Technology - Mark Zuckerberg

In a live streaming programme on Facebook, the CEO of Facebook Mark and his wife Priscilla Zuckerberg has announced their desire to help scientists to cure, prevent or manage all diseases. In his he highlighted in his official Facebook page. According to Mark; Priscilla and I just shared our next major focus for the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. Can we help scientists to cure, prevent or manage all diseases within our children's lifetime? I'm optimistic we can. Medicine has only been a modern science for about a century, and we've made incredible progress so far. Life expectancy has increased by 1/4 of a year per year since then, and if we only continue this trend, the average will reach 100 around the end of this century. Today, just four kinds of diseases cause the majority of deaths. We can make progress on all of them with the right technology. Throughout history, most scientific breakthroughs have been preceded by the invention of new tools to help us see problems in new ways -- like the telescope, the microscope and DNA sequencing. It's not hard to imagine the modern tools required to accelerate breakthroughs in today's four major disease area. So we're going to focus on bringing scientists and engineers together to build these new tools and technologies. Today, we announced a few steps in this direction: Dr. Cori Bargmann, a world-renowned expert in neuroscience and genetics, is joining the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to lead this initiative. We are thrilled to welcome her. We are committing to invest $3 billion over the next decade in this initiative to help scientists cure diseases. Our first project is creating the Biohub. We're investing $600 million in a new research hub to bring scientists and engineers together from Stanford, UCSF, Berkeley, and the world-class engineering team we're building at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, in order to build some of the new tools I mentioned above. Continue reading here: Chan Zuckerberg Initiative To Invest Over $3 Billion In Medical Technology - Mark Zuckerberg

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