On January 24th 2017, Business Insider reported that the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, the philanthropic organization by Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan, has acquired Meta, a search engine that uses artificial intelligence to find scientific research papers.

The acquisition is in line with Zuckerberg’s goal of curing the world’s diseases by the end of the century, according to the Meta cofounder Sam Molyneux said in a Facebook post on Monday. Meta will continue to operate and be made available as a free resource for the scientific community. Meta marks Facebook’s first full acquisition of educational startups.

For more information, visit http://www.businessinsider.com/chan-zuckerberg-initiative-buys-meta-science-research-startup-2017-1

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