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NEW YORK – The Broad Institute on Thursday introduced the Eric and Wendy Schmidt Center, which will serve as a hub for interdisciplinary research at the nexus of biology and machine learning.

The name comes from a $150 million endowment gift the Broad received from former Google CEO Eric Schmidt and his wife. In recognition of this donation, the Broad Foundation said it is making a $150 million contribution of its own to the Broad Institute's general endowment.

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