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NY couple donates $50 million for biology center

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COLD SPRING HARBOR, N.Y. — A philanthropic Long Island couple has donated $50 million to support research and education programs at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. The donation will establish the Simons Center for Quantitative Biology. Officials say the center will bring together experts in applied mathematics, computer science, theoretical physics and engineering. They will work to further basic research and investigation into illnesses including cancer, autism, bipolar disorder and depression. Jim and Marilyn Simons ...

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