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Reading books is one of my favorite ways to learn new things and better understand the world. I try to read every day, even when I’m busy and traveling. I’m excited to share with you what I'm reading, the people I meet, and what I'm learning. I hope that you'll join the conversation here and on my blog, gatesnotes.com. ...more

5 of my all-time favorite books

I decided to try something different for my list of holiday books this year.
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When my Microsoft co-founder, Paul Allen, and I were kids, we fell in love with computing. But software wasn't the first thing we bonded over. It was Robert Heinlein.

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The CRISPR gene editing system is one of the coolest and perhaps most consequential scientific breakthroughs of the last decade. I’m familiar with it because of my work at the foundation—we’re funding a number of projects that use the technology—but ...more
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I believe that COVID-19 can be the last pandemic. In my upcoming book, I lay out the specific steps we can take to not only stop future pandemics but provide better health care for everyone around the world.
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