World’s first head transplant to go ahead NEXT YEAR

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World’s first head transplant to go ahead NEXT YEAR

After more than a year of deliberation, the controversial Italian has set a date of “around Christmas 2017” in China to perform the first ever human head transplant.

He said that his team of Chinese scientists and the technology are now ready to perform the operation, and that the only obstacles needed to be overcame now are funding and, perhaps the most problematic of all, ethical approval.

Dr Canavero said: “We’re looking at a date around Christmas 2017 to perform the transplant in China.

“The Chinese team has already experimented on human cadavers to hone the technology.”


Original source of this content: http://www.express.co.uk/news/science/671098/World-s-first-head-transplant-to-go-ahead-NEXT-YEAR