04-29-2015 HEAD

FIRST Head-to-Body Transplant: Russian Man To Undergo Revolutionary Surgery

Doctors seem to be a step closer to performing a breakthrough surgery: transplanting a human head onto another body. A Russian man with a rare muscle disease says he wants to become the world's first head transplant patient. Valery Spiridonov, who lives near Moscow, says his muscles are rapidly deteriorating and, at 30, he doesn't have many years left. The 10 million pound operation would transplant his head onto that of a donor using spinal cord fusion.

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