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The Scripps Research Institute, located in La Jolla, California (near San Diego), is a private, nonprofit research organization devoted to basic research in the biomedical sciences. Scripps is one of the largest private nonprofit research organizations in the United States and is among the world’s leading centers for research into the basic structure and design of biological molecules. The roots of Scripps date back to 1924 when the Scripps Metabolic Clinic was founded by philanthropist Ellen Browning Scripps. However, the direct precursor of the modern organization dates to 1961 when a group of immunologists from the University of Pittsburgh joined together to form a research institution where they could work without the constraints of a traditional academic setting. In 1977, the research programs at Scripps ...

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