Head transplants: Sergio Canavero announces successful repair of spinal cords

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Head transplants: Sergio Canavero announces successful repair of spinal cords

The scientific team planning to carry out the world’s first human head transplant have announced the successful repair of severed spinal cords in rats, confirming their proof-of-principle study and helping show their technique “works across the board.”

Sergio Canavero, the neuroscientist who first announced plans to carry out a head transplant in 2015, tells Newsweek the rats treated with the Gemini Protocol —his method of fusing spinal cords—regained movement and that there were no adverse side effects recorded.


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