The first investment of 600 million dollars, earmarked to create a research centre, or Biohub", which brings together researchers from elite universities.
the Initiative will be led by the neurobiologist Cornelia Bargmann, who previously received forskningspriset The Breakthrough Prize, which was founded by Mark Zuckerberg, Google's Sergey Brin and investor Yuri Milner.
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the Focus will be on some of the deadly diseases that afflict the vast majority of, heart disease, cancer, infectious diseases and neurological diseases.
the Goal is to develop technology that can, if not cure, so tackle the deadly diseases.
"Historically, most scientific breakthrough was preceded by an invention of a new technology that helped us see things in a new light," said Zuckerberg, according to the Guardian.