The first human head transplant operation scheduled for later this year will be a quantum leap forward for humanity. However, in the lead-up to the groundbreaking operation, to be conducted as part of Project Heaven, scientists have come across a serious ethical problem.
Scientific progress can’t be stopped and every great discovery has suffered its share of skepticism and critique.
Project Heaven being implemented by Italian neurosurgeon Sergio Canavero is the first of its kind and if successful, it will prove that absolutely nothing is impossible under the sun.
In an interview with Sputnik Italy, Dr. Canavero touched upon the ethical side of the project and said that thousands of surgeons from across the globe, including Russia, have been trying to get in touch with him since Project Heaven was launched two years ago.
“The problem is, I don’t need thousands of surgeons because in this particular case surgery is way less complicated than I had expected. All I need is a hospital with 20 surgeons, give or take, not as many as I once thought I would need,” Dr. Canavero said.
He added that he needed a specialized center staffed with specialists in orthopedics, vascular and neurosurgery, and in many other fields.
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