Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Pledges $3 Billion to Curing and Managing Disease

Investments will include a bioscience research center, and plans for a chip to diagnose diseases, continuous blood stream monitoring and a map of cell types in body.
Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Pledges $3 Billion to Curing and Managing Disease
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Mark Zuckerberg (R), founder and CEO of Facebook, and wife Priscilla Chan.

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This story originally appeared on Reuters

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, and plans for a chip to diagnose diseases, continuous blood stream monitoring and a map of cell types in body.

(Reporting by Deborah M. Todd; Editing by Alan Crosby)

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