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X PRIZE FOUNDATION INC

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Causes: Education, General Science, Technology

Mission: The mission of the X PRIZE Foundation is to bring about radical breakthroughs for the benefit of humanity. Revolution Through Competition.

Programs: Scientists know that a map of our genome holds boundless potential, ranging from identifying our susceptibility to disease to discovering cures for cancer. But since 1953, when James Watson and Francis Crick concluded that DNA contained the "stuff of life," only a handful of human genomes have been mapped. In fact, it still takes many months and millions of dollars to sequence a single genome.Understanding our genomes may help delay or even prevent disease. For those suffering from genetic illnesses, personal genetic information can determine which medicines will drive their disease into remission without negative side-effects.The Archon X PRIZE for Genomics challenges scientists and engineers to create better, cheaper and faster ways to sequence genomes. The knowledge gained by compiling and comparing a library of human genomes will create a new era of preventive and personalized medicine ? and transform medical care from reactive to proactive.The X PRIZE Foundation and scientists the world over dream of the day when we fully understand the human genetic blueprint ? enabling us to make informed decisions about our own health and create a brighter future for generations to come.

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2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The world would be a better place if everybody was more concerned with finding solutions and helping others as X PRIZE FOUNDATION INC is, not to mention the generosity of these folks. Incredible! Outstanding! Inspiring! Plus the fact the people behind your brand find creative ways to still drive results and push boundaries in innovation! Incredible!
If you could point me in the right direction for funding, a lifelong career in fitness and nutrition has lead me to a great deal of understanding in both areas of education and the difficulty in changing of one's habit or behavior, however, and most likely the benefits if being a former addict and overcoming adversity like no other could possibly tell, I have the solution for that as well as any other problem that shall arise with this one. I just need funded and mentored by your status or greater and it does not get any better than X PRIZE, anyone can see that!
Keep up the Great work ladies and gents!
Jason Fisher
Envision Nutrition, Founder

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Couldn't help giving a 5. (Well, why not 7?) It is surprising that I am writing the first review. From my little knowledge, every individual of the board member is himself/herself extremely impactful (Consider the effects of impact they provide, the knowledge they share, the needed optimism and many more). But, couple this with the fact that there are 50 or 60 of them! And they are working collectively! This has opened up 2 billion $ space industry and several other industries whose impact may easily total upto 10 billion $. Sorry for too much of rambling.

Disclaimer: I just belong to the general public

Review from Guidestar