Sergey Brin, Roblox’s David Baszucki And Kent Dauten Of Keystone Capital Commit $150 Million To Fight Bipolar Disorder

September 12, 2022 — Three philanthropic families announced Monday they’re committing a combined $150 million to an effort to better understand and treat bipolar disorder, a serious mental health condition that affects 40 million people globally. Google cofounder Sergey Brin; Roblox founder David Baszucki and his wife, author Jan Ellison Baszucki; and Keystone Capital chairman Kent Dauten and his wife Liz Dauten each committed $50 million over five years to a global endeavor called BD² Breakthrough Discoveries for Thriving with Bipolar Disorder.

In addition to funding collaborative research by experts, BD² (referred to as BD Squared) will help pay for a genetics research platform, analyses of brain tissue from deceased patients and a multi-year study of as many as 4,000 people with the disorder.

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