- Associated Press - Monday, December 8, 2014

SEATTLE (AP) - Billionaire Paul Allen has announced a new medical initiative to create a cell science institute aimed at uncovering the ways cells work.

The gift of $100 million from his family foundation was announced on Monday. The institute will focus on how does the information encoded in DNA translate into living cells and what goes wrong in disease.

Rick Horwitz has been named as executive director of the new organization. He previously worked at a National Institutes of Health-funded project on cell migration.

In recent months, Allen also has made large donations to fight and research Ebola. In the area of philanthropy, the Microsoft co-founder is best known for his contributions toward brain research.

He also owns several professional sports teams including the Seattle Seahawks and the EMP music, science fiction and pop culture museum in Seattle.

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