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Facebook, Google Founders Team Up on Research to Extend Human Life


Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook and Sergey Brin, Google joined forces with Yuri Milner, Russian venture capitalist, to back research into extending human life with big money prizes.

The will award 11 scientists $3 million each to launch the project ‘Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences.’

Zuckerberg, who’s spouse is also joining with them said, “Priscilla and I are honored to be part of this.”

“We believe the Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences has the potential to provide a platform for other models of philanthropy, so people everywhere have an opportunity at a better future,” he said.The head of the non-profit foundation created to support breakthrough research will be Art Levinson, who chairs

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