Human head transplant may soon be possible
First-ever human head transplant is now possible, says neuroscientist – Quartz
Technical barriers to grafting one personís head onto another personís body can now be overcome, says Dr. Sergio Canavero, a member of the Turin Advanced Neuromodulation Group. In a recent paper, Canavero outlines a procedure modeled on successful head transplants which have been carried out in animals since 1970.The one problem with these transplants was that scientists were unable to connect the animalsí spinal cords to their donor bodies, leaving them paralyzed below the point of transplant. But, says Canavero, recent advances in re-connecting spinal cords that are surgically severed mean that it should be technically feasible to do it in humans.