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Man, machine and in between

Brain-implantable devices have a promising future. Key safety issues must be resolved, but the ethics of this new technology present few totally new challenges, says Jens Clausen.

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Many thanks for fruitful discussions to Ad Aertsen and his colleagues from the Bernstein group, Freiburg, and to Rejko Krüger and colleagues from stimulator conferences in Tübingen.

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Clausen, J. Man, machine and in between. Nature 457, 1080–1081 (2009).

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