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The Scripps Research Institute and the California Institute for Biomedical Research are to merge, ScienceInsider reports.

Merck established the California Institute for Biomedical Research in 2012 as a nonprofit drug-development institute aimed at helping academics translate their basic research, and Scripps researcher Peter Schultz took its helm.

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