First full body transplant is two years away, surgeon claims
Guardian Newspaper
Source: Guardian Newspaper (Ian Sample), 25/02/15
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  1. A surgeon says full-body transplants1 could become a reality in just two years.
  2. Sergio Canavero, a doctor in Turin, Italy, has drawn up plans to graft a living person’s head on to a donor body and claims the procedures needed to carry out the operation are not far off.
  3. Canavero hopes to assemble a team to explore the radical surgery in a project he is due to launch at a meeting for neurological surgeons in Maryland this June.
  4. He has claimed for years that medical science has advanced to the point that a full body transplant2 is plausible, but the proposal has caused raised eyebrows, horror and profound disbelief in other surgeons.

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