Mergers and Acquisitions: USC thinks about Scripps Institute….

The story’s here. It’s an interesting follow on to the University of Chicago and MBL, story here.  I think it’s an interesting comment on the viability of private stand-alone scientific institutions in the current science R&D funding environment. In any case, USC has done very well in recent years. They would be an interesting addition to the ecosystem on Torrey Pines Road.