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Scientific Backlash after High Court Rules Teenager Can Be Frozen after Death

November 18, 2016

(The Telegraph) – Scientists have condemned the decision of a court to grant permission for a teenage girl to freeze her body after death, claiming the chances of her being revived are ‘infinitesimal.’ Experts said cryogenic companies were irresponsible for implying there is a realistic hope that a dead human could be unfrozen, brought back to life and cured of a fatal disease in the future. They said the High Court had made ‘no assessment of the plausibility of the science’ and warned the ruling could encourage vulnerable people to pursue unrealistic hopes.

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