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Science

CZI Awards Over $51 Million to Fight Neurodegenerative Disorders, Including Alzheimer’s and... CZI Awards Over $51 Million to Fight Neurodegenerative Disorders, Including Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s

Dec 5, 2018 - Redwood City —Today, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) announced $51.95 million in funding and its selection of 17 early career investigators and nine collaborative science teams to launch the CZI Neurodegeneration Challenge Network. This new network brings together experimental scientists from diverse research fields — neuroscience, cell...

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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

10 Community Organizations Receive $1M Each to Improve Economic Opportunity

Dec 4, 2018 - With $10M in Funding From The Rockefeller Foundation and Chan Zuckerberg Initiative,  Communities Thrive Challenge Grantees From Missoula, MT to San Juan, Puerto Rico, Will Expand Their Community-Led Approaches Grantees Are Tackling Systemic Challenges Including Investing in Small Businesses in Low-Income Neighborhoods, Improving Access to Public...

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Community

CZI Hosts Open House in Redwood City; Staff Help Raise over $150,000 for Local Non-Profits

Nov 29, 2018 - “We believe in supporting organizations from the ground up because we think those on the frontlines, and closest to those we want to serve, often have the best solutions.”  –Priscilla Chan, Co-Founder of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. This week, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative hosted an open house at our new location in Redwood City,...

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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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Community

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Provides Matching Donations for Camp Fire Relief

Nov 21, 2018 - Communities in our home state of California have been devastated by recent wildfires.  In an effort to help provide relief to those impacted by the Camp Fire in Northern California, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) is providing a 3 to 1 match for donations to the North Valley Community Foundation — up to a total CZI donation of $750,000....

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