In it Together?

The Scripps Research Institute may merge with or be acquired by the University of Southern California, reports U-T San Diego. Such a move, the paper adds, would help to support the institute as it deals with the expense of opening a satellite campus in Florida, increased pension costs, and greater competition for federal grants.

In a statement, Scripps and USC say they are considering "possibility of a relationship that would enhance the missions of both institutions."

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