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Mark Zuckerberg says curing disease is a central aim of new philanthropy efforts


Amid a flurry of both criticism and congratulation, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has posted on his own Facebook page once more to clarify that curing diseases is among the goals he intends to accomplish with his personal fortune of $45 billion. "Our country spends 50 times more money on treating people that are sick than we spend trying to cure the disease so people don't get sick in the first place," Zuckerberg said in a video accompanying a text post on Facebook. "We have a real shot of curing all of the diseases or at least most of them in the next 100 [years] if we do the right things."

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