Priscilla and I just shared our next major focus for the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. Can we help scientists to cure, prevent or manage all diseases within our children’s lifetime? I’m optimistic we can. Medicine has only been a modern science for about a century, and we’ve made incredible progress so far.
Life expectancy has increased by 1/4 of a year per year since then, and if we only continue this trend, the average will reach 100 around the end of this century.