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Ambitious Plans For Brain Project Unveiled

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The NIH report lays out seven research areas, such as the identification of all cell types in the brain.

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A working group of the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) presented a ten-year plan for the agency's portion of a major neuroscience initiative announced last year by President Barack Obama. But the plan's recommended budget of US$4.5 billion over ten years, a more than ten-fold increase annually over its current 2014 budget, might be unrealistic.

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