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Could all diseases have a cure soon? Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, a physician and eductor, have pledged $3 billion towards curing diseases.

The Facebook couple have enlisted a ‘dream team’ of scientific leaders to oversee a $3-billion effort to boost basic research.

Chan commented to Nature, “We see this work as being led and done by scientists,” Chan told Nature.

The couple created an initiative in December to invest proceeds from their Facebook shares to aid causes such as education, health research and Internet connectivity.

“Building tools requires bringing scientists and engineers together in large numbers for large periods of time, and that’s not something most science funding is set up to do,” Zuckerberg told Nature. “That emerged to us as a big opening where we could help grow this movement among other scientific funders.”

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