The investment will go towards research into cancer and infectious disease as well as heart and neurological disease. Dr Chan said they had launched the initiative following the birth of daughter Max last year. “In those moments and in many others we’re at the limit of what we understand about the human body and disease, the science behind medicine, the limit of our ability to alleviate suffering. We want to push back that boundary,” she said. Their big goal is: “We want every child to grow up in a better world.” Cori Bargmann, a neuroscientist at Rockefeller University in New York, will head the project. The first investment will bring $600 million over 10 years to fund the Biohub, a research center partnered with U.C. San Francisco, Stanford University, and U.C. Berkeley.