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CZI Awards $4.5M to Advance Innovative Approaches to Fighting Neurodegenerative Diseases

Aug 19, 2020 - Today, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative announced $4.5 million in funding to support 30 pairs of researchers to collaborate and apply novel approaches for gaining greater insight into neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and ALS. These new grants represent the next phase of the CZI Neurodegeneration Challenge Network...

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Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, & the State of California Partner to Track... Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, & the State of California Partner to Track COVID-19 Spread...

Jul 30, 2020 - Today, the Chan Zuckerberg Biohub (CZ Biohub), in partnership with the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI), announced that it will provide free whole genome sequencing and analysis of the SARS-CoV-2 virus to all California Departments of Public Health (DPH) and California local health jurisdictions through a newly-launched effort called the California...

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Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Awards $1.3 Million to Support the Global Rare Disease Community

Jul 16, 2020 - Today, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) announced $1.3 million in funding to support the global rare disease community through two distinct grants to the U.S.-based National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) and EURORDIS-Rare Diseases Europe. These grants will support organizational capacity building programs and awareness campaigns for...

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CZI Launches New Effort to Support Technology Development in Imaging

Jul 9, 2020 - Today, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) announced a new effort to support innovations in imaging technology that could be transformative for medical applications and for understanding life at the cellular level. The Frontiers of Imaging initiative, part of CZI’s broader Imaging program, aims to advance deep tissue imaging approaches for...

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Inside Philanthropy: Why Chan Zuckerberg is Devoting Millions to Open Source Software for Scientists

Jul 2, 2020 - This piece was published in Inside Philanthropy on June 24, 2020. To an important degree, scientific research advances as a direct result of the tools scientists have at their disposal. Telescopes, microscopes, MRI machines and countless other devices have revolutionized one area of human inquiry after another. You don’t have to be a...

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Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Awards $2 Million to medRxiv, a Health Sciences Preprint Server and Top... Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Awards $2 Million to medRxiv, a Health Sciences Preprint Server and Top Source of Breaking...

Jun 18, 2020 - Today, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) announced $2 million in funding to support medRxiv, a free online repository dedicated to medical, clinical, and health sciences research in the form of preprints, or draft scientific papers. As the top global source of breaking COVID-19 research, medRxiv has posted more than 4,300 preprints related to...

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