Elon Musk's start-up Neuralink is facing accusations of harming animals in botched experiments. Employees have linked Musk's orders to speed up research to higher animal deaths, news agency Reuters reported. There is a federal probe going on against the company.
But what is it that Neuralink is testing?
The company is aiming to a create a brain chip that will let users communicate directly with computers or mobile devices.
"Micron-scale threads would be inserted into areas of the brain that control movement," the company says. "Each thread contains many electrodes and connects them to an implant called the Link."