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As Mark Zuckerberg aims to build his social network empire into the foundation for a virtual metaverse, his other company is tying itself even more closely to the physical world and the delicate human bodies that reside there.

On Tuesday, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative — the limited liability company formed to execute the philanthropic vision of co-CEOs Priscilla Chan and her husband, Zuckerberg — announced a significant new investment into its missions of curing, preventing, or managing all disease by the end of the century.

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