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Today, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, his wife Priscilla Chan, Google co-founder Sergey Brin, Biologist and businesswoman Anne Wojcicki (Brin’s wife), and investor Yuri Milner have announced a brand new yearly prize that rewards “excellence in research aimed at curing intractable diseases and extending human life.”
It’s called the Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences. Apple Chairman Art Levinson with chair the new foundation.
“Our society needs more heroes who are scientists, researchers and engineers. We need to celebrate and reward the people who cure diseases, expand our understanding of humanity and work to improve people’s lives. That’s why Priscilla and I are honored to partner with Sergey Brin, Anne Wojcicki, Art Levinson and Yuri Milner to create the Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences. At $3 million per prize, it’s the largest prize for this work in the world. I’m hopeful this serves as a blueprint for prizes and philanthropy in other fields as well, ” said Zuckerberg in a Facebook post.
“Curing a disease should be worth more than a touchdown, ” added Sergey Brin.
The inaugural winners have been announced as well, and here’s the full list:
Cornelia I. Bargmann
Torsten N. Wiesel
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