The Obama administration is to announce its initiative to map the human brain.

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I have previously commented

I have previously commented with dismay on the Human Brain Map Project in GenomeWeb with the url link: While a commitment to increase spending for neuroscience-based research is sorely needed, it would appear from preliminary descriptions of the research program that very little of the new funding will actually be applied to the study of neurological diseases in humans. With such a large commitment of funding, it would have been more prudent to have a better formulation of the specific plans and goals for the Human Brain Map Project before announcing its funding. If the project's focus is too narrowly defined before the calls for grant applications, then more realistic, productive and appropriate directions will simply not have a chance to compete.

Why not solve the cancer

Why not solve the cancer problem first! Every day one of two adults and one of seven children die of cancer. Michael Lerman, M.D., Ph.D.