EDITORIAL

The boldness of philanthropists

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Science  30 Sep 2016:
Vol. 353, Issue 6307, pp. 1473
DOI: 10.1126/science.aak9610

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Last week, Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg announced their new philanthropic initiative with the goal of “curing, preventing, and managing all diseases by the end of the century.” This may raise some eyebrows, but this effort—part of the $45 billion Chan Zuckerberg Initiative—joins forces with other philanthropists to push the envelope and support audacious ideas, with long-term commitments, to solve some of our greatest challenges.