From the pages of Science, here. The similarities with MBL and the University of Chicago was of course noticed….
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.