New Federal Research Initiative To Focus On Human Brain.

The New York Times (4/2, A12, Markoff, Gorman, Subscription Publication) reports, “President Obama on Tuesday will announce a broad new research initiative, starting with $100 million in 2014, to invent and refine new technologies to understand the human brain, senior administration officials said Monday. … The effort will require the development of new tools not yet available to neuroscientists and, eventually, perhaps lead to progress in treating diseases like Alzheimer’s and epilepsy and traumatic brain injury.” The Times notes that “three government agencies will be involved: the National Institutes of Health, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and the National Science Foundation.”

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— “Obama to Unveil Initiative to Map the Human Brain, “John Markoff, The New York Times, April 2, 2013.

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