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Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Launches New Funding Opportunity for Innovative Approaches to Fighting... Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Launches New Funding Opportunity for Innovative Approaches to Fighting Neurodegenerative...

Oct 10, 2019 - Today, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) opened a new funding opportunity to support pairs of researchers to collaborate and apply novel approaches for gaining greater insight into neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and ALS.  CZI’s new Neurodegeneration Challenge Network Collaborative Pairs Request for...

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Supporting a Patient-Led Movement to Cure ALS — and Other Rare Diseases

Sep 25, 2019 - REDWOOD CITY, CALIF. (September 25, 2019) — The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) today announced $453,000 in funding for I AM ALS, a patient-led organization dedicated to raising awareness of Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and empowering patients to lead the search for a cure. ALS is a rare and terminal neurological disease that robs people...

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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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Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Awards $68 Million to Support the Growth of the Human Cell Atlas

Jun 21, 2019 - REDWOOD CITY, CALIF. (June 21, 2019) — Today, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) announced $68 million in funding to support the Human Cell Atlas and its selection of 38 collaborative science teams to launch CZI’s Seed Networks for a Human Cell Atlas projects. These collaborative groups bring together scientists, computational biologists,...

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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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Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Launches New Program to Support Patients to Accelerate Progress Agains... Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Launches New Program to Support Patients to Accelerate Progress Against Rare Diseases

Jun 11, 2019 - REDWOOD CITY, CALIF. — Today, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) announced a new program aimed at supporting and lifting up the work that patient communities are doing to accelerate research and drive progress in the fight against rare diseases. With guidance from patient communities, rare disease experts, and advocacy organizations, this new...

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