White House Stirs Interest in Brain-Imaging Initiative

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Science  02 Aug 2002:
Vol. 297, Issue 5582, pp. 748-749
DOI: 10.1126/science.297.5582.748

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BOSTON-- Massachusetts General Hospital just dedicated one of the most sophisticated magnetic resonance imaging machines around, one of dozens of neuroimaging machines planned for labs across the country, all paid for by White House drug czar John Walters's office. Researchers are now putting together a major initiative to use the machine in concert with advances in genetics and animal research to vault the field into the forefront of neuroscience.