Items tagged with Breakthrough-Prize

Perhaps taking a cue from Bill Gates, more of the richest and most successful tech moguls (and their significant others) are funding the new Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences, which is distributing $33 million to 11 different recipients for “excellence in research aimed at curing intractable diseases and extending human life”. The Breakthrough Prize brings together some of tech’s heavy hitters, including Apple Chairman of the Board Art Levinson (who will serve as the Breakthrough Prize’s chairman, as well) and co-founders Sergey Brin (of Google fame) and his wife Anne Wojcicki, who founded genetic testing company 23andMe; Yuri Milner, an early Facebook investor who is... Read more...