Elon Musk’s Neuralink fends off animal abuse claims after criticism


Neuralink founded by Musk, said it has never received a citation from the US Department of Agriculture after inspections of its facilities and animal care program. — Reuters

Neuralink, the brain-computer interface company founded by Elon Musk, pushed back against criticism of its treatment of monkeys in research as the welfare of animals comes under greater scrutiny.

The company currently developing a brain implant intended to help treat a variety of neurological disorders faced backlash over claims that monkeys used in the project were mistreated. Neuralink denied the claims in a statement on Monday, insisting on its commitment to animal welfare.

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