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Billionaire Professor Tim Springer Donates $210 Million To Biomedical Research Nonprofit

Springer, a Harvard immunology professor, made a fortune as a founding investor in Covid-19 vaccine maker Moderna. He hopes his gift will spur further medical innovation.

China Lands 15 Venture Investors On 2023 Forbes Midas List

China ranked second only to the U.S. with most listees

China Billionaire’s Grand Pharma Buys BlackSwan Vascular For $37.5 Million

Global market eyed

Trump May Be Swabbed For DNA Sample Upon Surrender. How Might His DNA Be Used?

Mr. Trump will likely have DNA swabbed for the state DNA database. How might his DNA be used locally and nationally?

Exclusive: Michael J. Fox Foundation Announces Winner Of Parkinson’s Disease Research Prize Funded By Billionaire Ken Griffin

A $10 million Parkinson’s disease research competition launched in 2019 spurred progress toward measuring a protein linked to the disease. The hope is that it could help with earlier diagnosis and tracking of Parkinson’s.

BeiGene Expects To Finish Construction At $700 Million New Jersey Site In 2024

BeiGene aims to tap the area’s life sciences talent pool.

Why Billionaires Ken Griffin And Eric Schmidt Are Spending $50 Million On A New Kind Of Scientific Research

‘Focused Research Organizations’ aim to provide useful tools and information to the scientific community in areas that currently aren’t being served by academia or business.

Exclusive: Mark Zuckerberg And Priscilla Chan On Their New ‘Biohub’ In Chicago And How They Plan To Spend Billions To Help Others Cure Or Manage Disease

In a rare interview, the Meta Platforms CEO and his pediatrician wife, who are Co-CEOs of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, discuss their plans to use technology to deepen understanding of human cells and tissues–and the impact they want it to have on hu…

Cancer Drug Supplier’s IPO Mints China’s Latest Billionaire

China and the U.S. rank No. 1 and No. 2 in the number of cancer patients and overall cancer burden.

Five Game-Changing Gifts To Higher Education In 2022

The billions of dollars donated to colleges and universities this year will support everything from training nurse practitioners and mental health workers to climate research.

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