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“Riskiest Ideas” win $50 million from Chan Zuckerberg Biohub [via Nature]

Nature reports that CZI named the 47 investigators that will receive up to $1.5M in funding to pursue their “riskiest, most exciting ideas.” 

“Marc Kastner, president of the Science Philanthropy Alliance, an organization in Palo Alto, California, has advised Chan and Zuckerberg, among others. He applauds the biohub for selecting researchers who want to pursue non-traditional projects in this first round of funding. “If you’re going to take a century-long view on curing disease,” he says, “you need to emphasize basic research because you can’t tell where breakthroughs come from.”