Monkey ‘has successful head transplant’ by surgeon plotting same operations for humans

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Monkey ‘has successful head transplant’ by surgeon plotting same operations for humans

A pioneering neurosurgeon claims to have successfully performed head transplant surgery on a monkey as he prepares to repeat the procedure on a human.

Italian Dr Sergio Canavero has revealed the monkey underwent the head transplant at Harbin Medical University in China’s Heilongjiang province.

He says it came through the operation “without any neurological injury of whatever kind”, but that it was killed 20 minutes after the surgery for ethical reasons.


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