Bioethics News

China’s “Doctor Frankenstein” Planning a Human Head Transplant

June 16, 2016

(Science World Report) – Dr. Ren Xiaoping is planning and building now his team for the world’s first human head transplant on a living human being. They will operate when they are ready. The transplant involves disuniting two heads from their bodies and then attaching the blood vessels of the body of the dead body and the recipient’s head. There would be a metal plate that will be inserted to make the neck stable. Meanwhile, the spinal cord nerve endings would be drenched in glue like substance to help regrowth.

The views, opinions and positions expressed by these authors and blogs are theirs and do not necessarily represent that of the Bioethics Research Library and Kennedy Institute of Ethics or Georgetown University.