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Obama unveils proposal to map human brain

Congress would need to approve money for $100M plan

12:40 AM, Apr. 3, 2013
President Barack Obama announces on Tuesday the 'BRAIN Initiative,' Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies, comparing it to the Human Genome Project.
President Barack Obama announces on Tuesday the 'BRAIN Initiative,' Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies, comparing it to the Human Genome Project.
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President Barack Obama unveiled a decades-long project Tuesday designed to map the inner workings of the brain, seeking answers to such challenges as epilepsy, autism and Alzheimer's disease.

"There's this enormous mystery, awaiting to be unlocked," Obama said during remarks at the White House.

The initial cost: $100 million in Obama's fiscal year 2014 budget to be proposed next week; Congress must approve the sum. ...

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