Neuralink human brain-computer implant trials finally get FDA approval

Friday, May 26, 2023 - 13:03 in Health & Medicine

Neuralink promised more information on clinical trials 'soon.'. CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP via Getty Elon Musk’s brain-computer interface company Neuralink announced on Thursday evening that it has received FDA approval to begin conducting human trials. News of the major step arrives after years of research and numerous regulatory hurdles, as well as multiple investigations into potential safety and animal ethics violations. “This is the result of incredible work by the Neuralink team in close collaboration with the FDA and represents an important first step that will one day allow our technology to help many people,” Neuralink wrote via its Twitter account on Thursday evening, with Musk retweeting the message alongside his congratulations. [Related: Elon Musk hopes humans will test Neuralink brain implants in the next six months.] Neuralink aims to create a line of computer implants...

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