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Entrepreneur gives $125m to Harvard

A Swiss entrepreneur has given Harvard University $125 million for the second time in five years, to support a multidisciplinary bioengineering ­research institute that bears his name.

The first $125 million, provided to found the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering in 2009, was the largest single gift the university had ever received. Now ­Hansjörg Wyss has doubled the amount, which will be used to continue funding the center.

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