NEW YORK, Dec 1 – Harvard University received a $25 million endowment this week for the building of a new 50,000-square-foot hi-tech home for its year-old Center for Genomic Research.

Charles Bauer, a 1942 Harvard grad and co-founder of AIM Management Group earlier this week announced the gift, which is one of the largest in Harvard’s history, according to Jeremy Knowles, dean of the faculty of arts and sciences.

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