Obama Seeking to Boost Study of the Human Brain
Black Enterprise Magazine September/October 2018 Issue

president obama talkingThe Obama administration announced plans to build a comprehensive study of the human brain under a 10-year scientific project to examine its function and possibly develop technology essential to better understanding neurological diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. The project also has potential of paving the way for advances in artificial intelligence.

The president plans on unveiling the project as early as March, which will include federal agencies, private foundations and teams of neuroscientists and nanoscientists that will work in a concerted effort to advance the knowledge of the brain.

It is the administration’s hope that this technological voyage will do for the brain, what the Human Genome Project did for genetics, and the way in which scientists know and understand them today.

Read more at The New York Times.

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Gerren Keith Gaynor (@MrGerrenalist) is a freelance journalist based in New York City. He has been published in the New York Times, ESSENCE magazine, EBONY.com, New York Amsterdam News, Loop21.com and Newsone.com. Gaynor received his master degree in Journalism from Columbia University and his bachelor's in English from Morehouse College.

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