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Zuckerberg's next investment? Curing disease

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>> With dozens and dozens>> No one ever accused billionaire Mark Zuckerberg of thinking small but his latest plan is wildly ambitious even for him.>> I'm Lilly Dramoli for Reuters at the University of California in San Francisco where Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, just announced a $3 billion cash commitment to a sweeping goal.
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In their words, to cure, prevent, or manage all disease by the end of this century.>> Chan, a pediatrician, got choked up while sharing her motivation.>> I've worked with families at their most difficult moments of their lives, from making a devastating diagnosis of leukemia, to sharing with the family that we're unable to resuscitate their child.
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In those moments, and at many others, we're at the limit of what we understand about the human body and disease. The science behind medicine. The limit of our ability to alleviate suffering. We wanna push back that boundary.>> The Chan-Zuckerberg initiative said the $3 billion spent over the next decade, for starters, will help create a bioscience research center, uniting top universities in Northern California to encourage collaboration.
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>> It's gonna take years, before the first tools get built. And then years after that, before they're actually used to cure diseases. So, we have to be patient. This is hard stuff, but it's important.>>
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