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The Surgeon Who Wants to Perform a Head Transplant by 2017

September 20, 2016

(BBC) – A surgeon who wants to carry out the first ever head transplant says the first one could take place as early as next year. Prof Sergio Canavero has told Newsbeat he’s got lots of volunteers from the UK who want it done. The procedure would see the patient using a donor body and having their head fitted to it. However gruesome it sounds, Prof Canevero is confident the technology is now in place to make it a reality.

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