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CZI Partners with UMass Center for Data Science to Accelerate Science and Medicine

Jan 16, 2018 - The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative has announced a new partnership with professor Andrew McCallum, director of the Center for Data Science at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, on a new research project that has the potential to make faster breakthroughs in the fight against disease.   The goal of this project, called Computable Knowledge, is to...

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Tools and Technologies for the Human Cell Atlas

Jan 10, 2018 - Over two days, we brought together the leaders of projects that are working to develop technologies and establish best practices for the Human Cell Atlas project. Cori Bargmann: Early last year, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative invited applications for one-year pilot projects to help develop technologies and establish best practices for the Human...

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Announcing 38 Grants Supporting The Human Cell Atlas

Oct 16, 2017 - The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative today announced funding for 38 pilot projects to help develop tools and technologies for the Human Cell Atlas. The Human Cell Atlas is a worldwide effort to map and characterize every type of cell in the healthy human body — including cell types, numbers, locations, relationships, and molecular components....

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Resolve to Save Lives, A New Global Health Initiative

Sep 12, 2017 - Priscilla Chan:  The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is proud to support Resolve to Save Lives, a new global health initiative led by former CDC director Dr. Tom Frieden, to combat global epidemics and save millions of lives from cardiovascular disease. As a pediatrician, I’ve seen serious health threats avoided because the right infrastructures...

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New Funding Opportunities to Support the Human Cell Atlas

Jul 25, 2017 - Today CZI announces its second Request for Applications (RFA) for the Human Cell Atlas, a global effort to create a reference map of all cells in the healthy human body. This will help scientists and physicians understand how normal cells function, and what goes wrong when disease strikes. We’re interested in applications for open, collaborative...

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Building a Data Coordination Platform for the Human Cell Atlas

Jun 1, 2017 - Today, we announced funding for a new collaboration with the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI), and UC Santa Cruz to build a data coordination platform for the Human Cell Atlas. The Human Cell Atlas is an international effort to map and characterize all cells in the healthy human body. Once...

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