The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approves Neuralink's first-in-human clinical study of brain implants to treat conditions such as paralysis and blindness.
In a medical first, a paralyzed man is able to walk naturally through the use of electronic brain implants implanted by Swiss scientists.
The Food and Drug Administration authorizes the Pfizer–BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for children between the ages of 5 and 11, becoming the first vaccine to be approved for children in the United States.
The Food and Drug Administration gives full approval to the Pfizer–BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, becoming the first vaccine in the U.S. to be granted full licensure and thereby giving businesses, schools and universities more confidence to adopt vaccine mandates.
The Food and Drug Administration approves remdesivir to treat COVID-19 in hospitalized patients. The drug, manufactured by the pharmaceutical company Gilead under the brand name Veklury, is the first fully approved COVID-19 treatment in the United States.
American neurotechnology company Neuralink unveils a pig, named "Gertrude", that has been living with a brain-implanted chip for two months at an event in San Francisco.
The United States Food and Drug Administration approves the Merck & Co. drug, Bridion, that reverses the effects of muscle relaxants used during surgery.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration orders R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company to stop further U.S. sale and distribution of four cigarette products because they may be more dangerous than similar older cigarettes.
The United States Food and Drug Administration approves genetically modified potatoes and apples.
The United States Food and Drug Administration approves the use of the drug Belimumab (Benlysta) to treat lupus, the first drug to be approved for this purpose in 56 years.
Surgeons at the Shepherd Center in Atlanta, Georgia inject a spinal cord injury patient with embryonic stem cells in an experiment approved by United States Food and Drug Administration.