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Surgeon Says Monkey Head Transplant Was Success

He plans to do it on a human in two years

(Newser) - A "maverick surgeon" claims to have successfully put one monkey's head on another monkey's body, bringing the doctor one step closer to the first human head transplant, New Scientist reports. Sergio Canavero announced his plans for a human head transplant as a treatment for paralysis last year.... More »

First Head Transplant Has a Patient and a Date

A 30-year-old Russian computer scientist has volunteered to be the first in 2017

(Newser) - Italian surgeon Sergio Canavero made headlines in 2013 when he said the first human head transplant is just years away, and again earlier this year when he said the surgery could happen as soon as 2017 . Now he is announcing that, if everything goes "smoothly," he will be... More »

This Doctor Is Doing Head Transplants—Small Ones

Xiaoping Ren to perform head transplant on monkey this summer

(Newser) - A head transplant may sound like something out of a horror movie, but Dr. Xiaoping Ren has completed about 1,000 on mice. This summer, he'll attempt his first such procedure on a monkey in a case that will be closely watched. Ren, who worked in the US for... More »

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