The New York Times reports that the Obama Administration is set to announce a large-scale effort to map the activity of the human brain, promising to do for brain research what the Human Genome Project did for genetics.

The decade-long project, likely to cost billions of dollars, "is expected to be part of the president's budget proposal next month," the Times reports.

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