Elon Musk (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call via AP Images)

Elon Musk's brain-com­put­er pro­gram be­gins re­cruit­ing paral­y­sis pa­tients

Elon Musk’s brain-com­put­er in­ter­face start­up is of­fi­cial­ly re­cruit­ing paral­y­sis pa­tients for its first in-hu­man tri­al.

Neu­ralink an­nounced Tues­day that it has re­ceived ap­proval from an in­de­pen­dent re­view board and its first hos­pi­tal site to start re­cruit­ment, fol­low­ing a state­ment in May that it had re­ceived tri­al clear­ance from the FDA. The com­pa­ny is look­ing for pa­tients with quad­ri­ple­g­ia caused by cer­vi­cal spinal cord in­jury or amy­otroph­ic lat­er­al scle­ro­sis (ALS), though it re­mains un­clear how many pa­tients will be en­rolled. Neu­ralink did not re­spond to re­quests for com­ment as of press time on Wednes­day.

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