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Elon Musk’s Brain Implant Company Is Inching Toward Human Trials

Neuralink has posted job listings for a clinical trial director and coordinator. 

Elon Musk

Elon Musk

Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Elon Musk’s brain implant company Neuralink is now hiring a clinical trial director, an indication that the company’s longstanding goal of implanting chips in human brains is coming closer.

The trial director position would oversee the startup’s long-promised human trials of its medical device, according to the listing. Neuralink’s brain implant — which Musk has said already allows monkeys to play video games with their thoughts alone — is intended to help treat a variety of neurological disorders, such as paralysis.