President Obama launched a $100 million project to map the human brain in a similar fashion to what was done with DNA. The Director of the National Institutes for Health explained that this research could have far-reaching implications for diseases such as autism. One of the aims of the initiative is to take photos of human brain activity. This extensive study of the brain could lead to a better understanding of and possible treatment for various neurological disorders including Autism and Alzheimer’s Only time will tell if this project can make a real difference in the lives of people suffering from neurological disorders.
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