The couple Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg announced the daring project of trying to treat all diseases as soon as possible. Their initiative is called Chan Zuckerberg Science, and they intend to spend $3 billion on research and appliances. The young Facebook founder and his pediatrician wife count on the help of several teams of experts.
One of the main questions raised by the Chan Zuckerberg Science project is
“Can we cure all diseases in our children’s lifetime?.”
We are bound to find out the answer in the next eighty years. The couple intends to expand medical research and develop treatment and cure of all diseases, as well as proper methods of prevention.
However, Mark Zuckerberg declared that they don’t claim to eradicate diseases. The scenario of nobody ever getting sick seems utopian to him. Nevertheless, their latest project aims to reduce the rates of all known diseases and prevent them as much as possible.
Specialists are aware that science advanced to the benefit of medicine in the last forty years. They estimate that a similar increase with method and technology will happen in the next eighty years as well. This means that they have twice the time and a generous funding of $3 billion. There were cases when lack of financial resources prevented research from going further.
Researchers believe that setting themselves such a great goal is not a reckless action. Keeping their aim in mind will only make them work harder to achieve it. Even if the ultimate goal of finding a cure for all illnesses in not reached, their results will definitely show significant improvement.
As far as the specialists involved in the Chan Zuckerberg Science project are concerned, they come from several universities in the United States. The Stanford University and the University of California are just two of the institutions which support the daring initiative.
The Chan Zuckerberg Science could be classified as one of the impressive charity works for humanity. The Chan-Zuckerberg couple has now something in common with the Gates family. They also invest their money in research, via the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
The $3 billion initiative has been raising controversy since it was officially announced. There are voices who claim that the project has unrealistic aims. On the other hand, trying to find cures and sponsoring research can’t have any adverse outcomes. Do you believe in the Chan Zuckerberg Science?
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