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Check out the latest news and stories about our work in the community and within our Science, Education, and Justice & Opportunity initiatives.

Science

Watch Priscilla Chan on Good Morning America

Jul 29, 2019 - Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Co-founder and Co-CEO Priscilla Chan spoke on ABC’s Good Morning America about CZI’s Rare As One Project, our new program designed to harness the power of patients to accelerate research and drive progress against rare disease. She discussed the critical role of patient-led communities in the fight against rare...

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CZI in the News

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Launches New Funding Opportunity for Open Source Software Projects... Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Launches New Funding Opportunity for Open Source Software Projects Essential to Science

Jun 18, 2019 - REDWOOD CITY, CALIF. — Today, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) opened a new funding opportunity to support open source software projects that are essential to biomedical research. CZI’s new Essential Open Source Software for Science Request for Applications (RFA) will provide one-year grants to support software maintenance, growth,...

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Venture

Quartz Africa: Andela’s Latest $100 Million Funding Round is Led by a Former US Vice President

Jan 23, 2019 - This piece was published in Quartz Africa on January 23, 2019. Software developer training and outsourcing company, Andela has announced a $100 million Series D round. It’s one of the largest ever single rounds raised by an African-focused tech company, keeping pace with Andela’s track record of big-ticket rounds. The round is led by Generation...

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Venture

Fortune: Byju Education Startup Backed By Mark Zuckerberg Starts Global Expansion With Acquisition

Jan 16, 2019 - This piece was published in Fortune on January 16, 2019. India’s leading education app developer, Byju, is tapping a war chest that includes funding from Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan’s Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to go global. The company is paying $120 million to acquire Osmo, a U.S. startup that makes learning games for young children....

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Science

Chan Zuckerberg Biohub Co-President Dr. Joseph DeRisi Talks IDseq, Virus Hunting on Adam Savage’s... Chan Zuckerberg Biohub Co-President Dr. Joseph DeRisi Talks IDseq, Virus Hunting on Adam Savage’s Podcast

Dec 4, 2018 - Chan Zuckerberg Biohub co-president, Dr. Joseph DeRisi, joined MythBuster Adam Savage to discuss his career as a virus hunter and the launch of IDSeq, an open-source, cloud-based analysis platform that uses metagenomic sequencing data to detect and respond to infectious disease outbreaks around the world. DeRisi, a professor of biochemistry and...

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Justice & Opportunity

Shutting people with records out of opportunity is economically foolish

Nov 28, 2018 - This opinion editorial was published in USA Today on November 23, 2018: By David Plouffe and Mark Holden Our nation’s failed experiment with overcriminalization has burdened between 70 million and 100 million people with criminal records. That’s nearly a third of the population. Millions are marked with a scarlet letter that can lead to a...

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