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A brain implant breakthrough, and China tech reflections

A brain implant breakthrough, and China tech reflections

The news: Eight years ago, a patient lost her power of speech because of ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease, which causes progressive paralysis. Now, after volunteering to receive a brain implant, the woman has been able to rapidly communicate phrases at a rate approaching normal speech. Why it matters: Even in an era of keyboards, […]