"Human head transplant to happen in China"
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Human head transplant to happen in China
Human head transplants can actually happen.
Dr. Sergio Canavero says the world's first human head transplant will happen within ten months.
The surgery will occur in Harbin, China.
Canavero says the first patient will be Chinese but declined to that person.
The team of doctors will be led by Xiaoping Ren Who published his research on head transplants on mice.
Ren was also on the team that performed the first successful hand transplant in the United States.
The head transplant procedure is estimated to take around 36 hours.
Canavero says that researchers led by Ren have successfully transplanted the head on a monkey.
He also said the monkey survived the procedure without any neurological injury.
As if this story couldn't get any crazier, Dr. Canavero's prepping another experimental surgery, brain transplants.
His time table for this procedure is three years.
One more thing, Canavero also plans on reawakening the first frozen head of a person who's been cryogenically preserved.
For more information check out cnet.com.
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