US Government to Back Brain Mapping Project

Every dollar invested in the Human Genome Project returned $140 to the US economy. Now, President Obama will unveil a similar, ambitious plan to map the human brain in March. A multi-institutional, cross-field effort will build on basic research to better understand the brain and related disease pathologies. The ultimate goal of the Human Brain Activity Map is to find better treatments and cures to degenerative neurological disease.

Read more about this project in The New York Times >>