Surgeon hopes to perform first human head transplant in 2017 and has volunteer

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Date: September 16th, 2015

valeryItaly – An Italian surgeon claims he is ready to perform the first full human head transplant in 2017 and has already recruited a volunteer.

Dr. Sergio Canavero says his team of researchers have the ability to perform the complicated procedure thanks to technological advances.

But experts have debunked his claims and insist that the operation is still many years from reality.

Russian-born Valery Sprinidov, who suffers from Werdnig-Hoffmann disease that causes atrophy of the muscles, has reportedly agreed to be the first patient to undergo the procedure.  More

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