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First human head transplant set for 2017

The idea of a human head transplant may seem like science fiction. However, the proof-of-concept study is edging closer to reality, with one surgeon claiming that he plans to undertake the procedure next year.

Human head transplants within reach, says neuroscientist

Face transplants, the human genome map, and the cure for HIV—within one generation all three have made the leap from science fiction to science fact. Could head transplants some day also make that leap? One scientist thinks so.
 

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Spiridonov volunteers to be the first human head transplant subject
Spiridonov volunteers to be the first human head transplant subject
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Dr. Sergio Canavero delivers Tedx Talk
Dr. Sergio Canavero delivers Tedx Talk
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Dr. Sergio Canavero delivering a TED Talk
Dr. Sergio Canavero delivering a TED Talk
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Dr. Robert White conducted head transplant experiments on monkeys nearly 50 years ago
Dr. Robert White conducted head transplant experiments on monkeys nearly 50 years ago
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