Life sci­ences research

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The life sciences comprise the various scientific disciplines concerned with the study of living organisms, including biology, biochemistry, and physiology. Research in these disciplines can result in major improvements in human health, and has led to valuable breakthroughs in other fields. As there is significant existing funding for life sciences research, one of the key criteria for identifying projects to fund in this area is finding research areas that are unduly neglected. Examples of such areas include research into neglected diseases, anti-aging research, and research into alternatives to animal products.


Giving What We Can (2016) Medical research, Giving What We Can.

Open Philanthropy (2021) Scientific research, Open Philanthropy.

Biol­ogy pro­ject in search of first au­thor: imag­ing the brain of pop­u­lar farmed in­sect Black Soldier Fly

Holly_Elmore9 Apr 2021 18:19 UTC
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AMA: Tim Fer­riss, Michael Pol­lan, and Dr. Matthew W. John­son on psychedelics re­search and philanthropy

Aaron Gertler13 May 2021 17:48 UTC
135 points
184 comments3 min readEA link

Ex­plain­ing the Open Philan­thropy Pro­ject’s $17.5m bet on Sher­lock Bio­sciences’ In­no­va­tions in Viral Di­ag­nos­tics

anonymous_ea11 Jun 2019 17:23 UTC
26 points
0 comments8 min readEA link
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