“Foundation offers to the public the kind of in-detailed genetic cancer testing made famous by Steve Jobs. Jobs was the first well-known person to try this sort of thing,” Bort reports. “In the end, it obviously didn’t save him… but he deeply believed in the value of the attempt, saying ‘I’m either going to be one of the first to be able to outrun a cancer like this, or I’m going to be one of the last to die from it,’ reports Antonio Regalado, MIT Technology Review.”
Bort reports, “After Jobs died, the doctors who worked on the test at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, left Broad to start Foundation. Bill Gates and Larry Page both visited Jobs shortly before his death, according to Isaacson, and while they could do nothing to help him, they did help fund Foundation.”
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