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August 25, 2013 12:01 AM

One brainy idea

PRINCETON, N.J. -- Fifty years from now, when Malia and Sasha are grandmothers, their father's presidency might seem most consequential because of a small sum -- $100 million -- for studying something small. "As humans," Barack Obama said when announcing the initiative to study the brain, "we can identify galaxies light-years away ... but we still haven't unlocked the mystery of the three pounds of matter that sits between our ears."

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