Supporting the science and technology that will make it possible to cure, prevent, or manage all diseases by the end of this century.
We launched our science program in September 2016 with the mission to support the science and technology that will make it possible to cure, prevent, or manage all diseases by the end of this century. That doesn’t mean that no one will ever get sick, but it does mean that doctors will be better able to detect and treat illness, so future generations spend less time sick. As we make progress toward this goal, we are guided by the following values:
People. In every field, and especially in science, talented and motivated people move the field forward. Supporting scientific excellence and creativity is the most effective way to drive progress.
Technology. New tools enable new discoveries — especially tools that are reliable, robust, scalable, and sharable. Creating and disseminating high-quality technology will improve all of science.
Collaboration. Progress accelerates when people work together, within and across fields. Interdisciplinary teams of experimental biologists, computational scientists, engineers, physicians, and patients can dramatically expand our understanding of the human body and illness — the science behind medicine.
Open science. The velocity of science and pace of discovery increase as scientists build on each others’ discoveries. Sharing results, open-source software, experimental methods, and biological resources as early as possible will accelerate progress in every area.