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Science

Chan Zuckerberg Biohub and Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Announce First-of-its-Kind “IDseq”... Chan Zuckerberg Biohub and Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Announce First-of-its-Kind “IDseq” Platform And Service To...

Oct 16, 2018 - New open-source cloud-based tool rapidly interprets terabytes of data to detect disease-causing pathogens In an ongoing pilot project and partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, IDseq is helping to identify mystery infections at a hospital in Dhaka, Bangladesh New funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to expand the...

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CZI announces support for protocols.io to accelerate open, reproducible science

Oct 2, 2018 - Today, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) announced its support for protocols.io, an open access resource that allows researchers to discover and share up-to-date science methods. CZI’s support is aimed toward saving researchers time and helping science move faster. “Today’s grant to protocols.io accelerates the ability of scientists to...

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Justice & Opportunity

Opportunity Insights Launches with Support from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

Oct 1, 2018 - CAMBRIDGE, MA –A new research and policy institute focused on improving economic opportunity was announced today. Opportunity Insights is founded by Raj Chetty, John Friedman, and Nathaniel Hendren and represents a partnership between leading economists from Harvard University and Brown University. The institute’s research on economic mobility...

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Science

CZI announces support for policymaking based on scientific evidence

Sep 27, 2018 - Today, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) announced its support for the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in launching the AAAS Center for Scientific Evidence in Public Issues (EPI). This new Center will address important science policy issues at the forefront of the public conversation such as the opioid crisis, managing...

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Education

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Supports Rhode2College Program to Boost College Preparedness and... Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Supports Rhode2College Program to Boost College Preparedness and Enrollment

Sep 24, 2018 - Rhode Island Governor Gina M. Raimondo, alongside the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) and Research Improving People’s Lives (RIPL), a non-profit network of university experts using science for social good, today announced the creation of the Rhode2College Program, a statewide initiative designed to motivate high-achieving students...

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Science

Helmsley Charitable Trust and Chan Zuckerberg Initiative announce new grant opportunities to suppo... Helmsley Charitable Trust and Chan Zuckerberg Initiative announce new grant opportunities to support the growth of the...

Sep 18, 2018 - The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust (Helmsley) and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) are partnering on a new, collaborative Request for Applications (RFA) to support the continued development of the Human Cell Atlas (HCA), an international effort to map all cells in the human body. The full RFAs and application instructions are...

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