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Elon Musk’s Neuralink is Now Officially Cleared to Start Brain Chip Implants

Here’s who qualifies for the trial

Elon Musk has implanted himself as a changemaker in social media, satellite internet and electric cars. Now, he's coming for the human brain.

Musk's brain chip technology company, Neuralink, announced on Wednesday that it would begin human trials on patients with paralysis in what's expected to be a six-year-long study.

Dubbed the PRIME (Precise Robotically Implanted Brain-Computer Interface) study, Neuralink will be recruiting qualified paraplegic patients due to "cervical spinal cord injury or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)," per the company's release.

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