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Grand Challenges Explorations Round 8 Opened

  • Aug 23, 2011

In the eighth round of Grand Challenges Explorations, projects were invited that targeted the following topics: protecting crop plants, nutrition for healthy growth of infants and children, applying synthetic biology to global health challenges, new approaches to optimize immunizations, and new solutions for global health priority areas.

The addition of an agriculture topic – protecting plant crops – highlights the integrated approach the foundation takes toward health in developing countries.

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