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FIDOS project could use canine brain scans to select military dogs

The Defense Advance Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is planning to use new advances in MRI scanning technology and animal brain research to help select the most suitable dogs for military and law enforcement tasks. Under the appropriate umbrella title FIDOS — “Functional Imaging to Develop Outstanding Service-Dogs” — the agency has put out a call for proposals, searching for contractors capable of producing a reliable brain scanner and developing a training system to go alongside it.

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