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BMJ 2016; 354 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i5192 (Published 28 September 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;354:i5192
  1. Anne Gulland
  1. London

Not Bill Gates again?

No, the Microsoft founder and scourge of infectious diseases, Bill Gates, has a rival to the title of saviour of the world. Mark Zuckerberg, the man behind Facebook, and his wife, Priscilla Chan, have pledged £2.3bn ($3bn; €2.7bn) over the next decade to “cure, manage, and prevent all diseases within our children’s lifetime.”

All diseases? Is that possible?

Zuckerberg says that scientists have told him that his aim is not only …

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