LinkedIn Co-Founder Pledges $20 Million Toward Chan-Zuckerberg Biohub

LinkedIn Co-Founder Pledges $20 Million Toward Chan-Zuckerberg Biohub

LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman and his wife, Michelle Yee, have announced a $20 million pledge in support of the Chan Zuckerberg Biohub.

In conjunction with his pledge, Hoffman will be joining the board of the recently launched San Francisco-based laboratory, where researchers and clinical scientists from Stanford, UCSF, and UC Berkeley are pursuing scientific breakthroughs toward the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative's goal of preventing, managing, and curing disease. In a Facebook post, Zuckerberg said that the gift will be used to recruit scientists and engineers to work at the Biohub.

"With its atmosphere of collaboration and bold experimentation, its emphasis on software-based tools and other high-tech resources, and deploying entrepreneurial scientists, Biohub may precisely help cure disease the way that Silicon Valley has helped deploy software companies," Hoffman said in his LinkedIn post.

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