China's dominance in monkey research could spell trouble

2021-11-24

Sophisticated brain-computer interface devices could help people overcome paralysis, speech apraxia, depression and other maladies, but they must be found safe and effective with nonhuman primates before being tested in humans. Much of that research is being done in China, which has a vast nonhuman primate research infrastructure but whose animal welfare laws and intellectual property laws are less stringent than in the US.

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