September 2016: Mark Zuckerberg & Priscilla Chan Pledge $3 Billion to End Disease
Here's a slideshow depicting the major science and disaster news events of September 2016.
1. Philae Was Lost, Now Found 2. Studies Show Sugar Demonized Fat 3. Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan Pledge Billions to End Disease 4. Loma Fire Threatens Hundreds of Homes 5. First Healthy Three-Parent Baby Is Born 6. Elon Musk Outlines His Vision to Populate Mars
- Mark Zuckerberg & Priscilla Chan Pledge $3 Billion to End Disease
- On Sept. 21, 2016, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan announce a plan to end disease by the end of this century. To jump-start this process, their charitable foundation, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, is dedicating $3 billion over the next ten years to accelerate scientific research, tools, and techniques into solving disease. The money is not intended to focus on specific diseases but basic scientific research.
- Photo source: AP Photo/Jeff Chiu