February 27, 2013

How Obama's Brain Mapping Project Will Work

Robert Gonzalez, io9

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The front page of Monday's New York Times revealed the Obama Administration may soon seek billions of dollars from Congress to map the human brain, in an ambitious project many have claimed will do for neuroscience what the Human Genome Project has done for genetics.

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