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CZI Commits $25 Million to Speed Development of COVID-19 Treatments

Mar 27, 2020 - Today, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) committed $25 million to the COVID-19 Therapeutics Accelerator — a global effort to help speed the development of treatments for COVID-19. In partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Wellcome, and Mastercard, CZI’s investment will support efforts to identify and assess potentially...

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UCSF, CZI, CZ Biohub, & the State of California Partner to Expand & Utilize Clinical... UCSF, CZI, CZ Biohub, & the State of California Partner to Expand & Utilize Clinical Testing Capacity fo...

Mar 19, 2020 - Supported by an executive order from California Governor Gavin Newsom, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI), the Chan Zuckerberg Biohub (CZ Biohub), and UC San Francisco (UCSF) are helping frontline healthcare facilities and local authorities better fight the COVID-19 pandemic, using their capabilities to increase the volume of local clinical...

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New Dataset Makes Coronavirus Research Open and Machine Readable

Mar 16, 2020 - The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative collaborated with leaders in government, academia, medicine, and technology to create a new, open dataset containing research literature related to the coronavirus. The COVID-19 Open Research Dataset (CORD-19) released today will be available on multiple platforms, and will continue to be updated as new research...

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CZI & CZ Biohub to Quadruple UCSF COVID-19 Testing Capabilities

Mar 10, 2020 - A newly-created ‘COVID-19 Task Force’, which includes representation from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI), Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, UCSF, and Stanford University, today announced that they aim to quadruple UCSF’s COVID-19 testing and diagnostics capacities by funding the acquisition of two state-of-the-art clinical diagnostic machines....

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IDseq Helps Researchers in Cambodia Confirm the Country’s First Case of COVID-19

Mar 9, 2020 - A partnership between the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, the Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation enabled researchers in Cambodia to sequence and confirm the country’s first case of COVID-19 in a matter of days — not the weeks it could typically take. This provided valuable, real-time insight into transmission of...

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Fast Company: Why Patients Have Begun to Lead the Way in the Fight Against Rare Diseases

Mar 5, 2020 - This piece was published in Fast Company on February 26, 2020. Several years ago, I was working in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy where I had the privilege of helping lead the effort to develop President Obama’s Precision Medicine Initiative—an effort that aimed to catalyze a new era of medicine where patients receive...

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