Elon Musk’s company Neuralink is not the only company making brain implants for humans, although it seems to be the only one that has been investigated for harming and killing numerous animals during testing and violating federal regulations regarding the shipment and handling of contaminated implants removed from deceased research monkeys. Earlier this year, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) denied the company’s request to start human trials but not long after changed its decision. Recently, even more disturbing details were revealed. Will this delay the already approved human trials?
Four US lawmakers have written to the Securities and Exchange Commission requesting an investigation into Elon Musk’s comments on Neuralink and whether he committed securities fraud by allegedly misleading investors.
The four Democratic House Reps. Earl Blumenauer of Oregon, Jim McGovern of Massachusetts, and Barbara Lee and Tony Cardenas of California urged Gary Gensler, head of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to investigate whether Musk, the Neuralink co-founder committed securities fraud by allegedly misleading investors about the safety of a brain implant being developed by the billionaire’s firm Neuralink, as per the letter reviewed by Reuters.
The letter wants the regulator to probe whether Musk omitted details about the deaths of at least a dozen animals who were the test subjects of the firm’s implants.