Bigger and Better

The Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies Initiative is the latest in a long list of 'big science' initiatives (see: Human Genome Project), writes Virginia Hughes at Phenomenon. "The Big Question, of course, is whether the Go-Big strategy is more effective than the typical model of funding individual labs," she says.

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