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Now Head Transplants? Transhumanism on the Rise?

Straight up nuts. Seems that some scientists are more interested in headlines than actual heads.

A cover story for New Scientist reports, "First human head transplant could happen in two years." We read: It's heady stuff. The world's first attempt to transplant a human head will be launched this year at a surgical conference in the US. The move is a call to arms to get interested parties together to work towards the surgery. The idea was first proposed in 2013 by Sergio Canavero of the Turin Advanced Neuromodulation Group in Italy. He wants to use the surgery to extend the lives of people whose muscles and nerves have degenerated or whose organs are riddled with cancer. Now he claims the major hurdles, such as fusing the spinal cord and preventing the body's immune system from rejecting the head, are surmountable, and the surgery could be ready as early as 2017.
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Mary De Voe said...

Yes, but whose head is worth saving?

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