NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The Stanley Center at the Broad Institute has received a promise of $650 million from philanthropist Ted Stanley to fund genomic research of psychiatric disorders in order to eventually identify and develop molecularly targeted drugs.

According to the Broad Institute, Stanley's new commitment to his namesake institute will consist of annual gifts during his lifetime followed by a bequest, totaling about $650 million. Taking prior gifts into account, Stanley's support of the Broad totals more than $825 million, the institute said.

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