President Obama Calls for a ‘BRAIN Initiative’

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This week President Obama announced his BRAIN (Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies) Initiative, which the White House describes as “a bold new research effort to revolutionize our understanding of the human mind.” National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins describes the new research plan.

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Francis Collins

Francis Collins is the director of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.

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About Annette Heist

Annette Heist is a former senior producer for Science Friday.