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Doctors demand end to Elon Musk-funded lab’s deadly monkey experiments

by Elon Musk Brain chip company Neuralink has been accused of carrying out ‘invasive and deadly brain experiments’ on nearly two dozen monkeys by an animal rights group.
The Committee of Physicians for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) — a American nonprofit medical organization – filed a complaint with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) against the University of California, Davis, for allegedly violating animal welfare law. The university received more than US$1.4 million ($1.96 million) from Neuralink to carry out the experiments.

In a statement released earlier this week, the PCRM said the complaint was based on “nearly 600 pages of disturbing material”, and that most of the 23 monkeys on which the experiments were carried out between 2017 and 2020 had parts of their skulls removed.

Elon Musk’s brain chip company Neuralink has been accused of conducting “invasive and deadly brain experiments” on monkeys. (AP)
Moreover, according to Business Intern and other publications, only seven of the monkeys survived.

“The documents reveal that monkeys had their brains mutilated in shoddy experiments and were left to suffer and die,” said PCRM research coordinator Jeremy Beckham.

Although Neuralink has yet to perform human trials, a job posting last month suggested the company was approaching that stage.

“You will work closely with some of the most innovative doctors and engineers, as well as early participants in Neuralink clinical trials!” says the clinical trials director job posting.

Musk has previously declared a goal of merging artificial intelligence with humans, and said on Twitter that his company’s brain chips would allow paralyzed people to use a smartphone with their mind faster than anyone could with their brains. hands.

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He also pointed to the possibility of using technology to restore brain and motor function to disabled or injured people.