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Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg pledge $3 billion to fight diseases

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."

Neuroscientist and geneticist Cori Bargmann was named the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative’s president of...

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