OK, this is a pretty weird story.
The German magazine Ooom is reporting that an Italian neurosurgeon is planning on attempting the first human head transplant.
Dr. Sergio Canavero will undertake the never before tried procedure in China. Canavero has disclosed few details of the operation other than the first patient will be Chinese.
At the moment, I can only disclose that there has been massive progress in medical experiments that would have seemed impossible even as recently as a few months ago. The milestones that have been reached will undoubtedly revolutionize medicine. That much I can already say. We have just submitted the results of these studies for publication to renowned scientific medical journals, so we do not wish to preempt the upcoming publication.
— Dr. Sergio Canavero
Canavero will be assisted in the operation by a team of Chinese doctors from the Harbin Medical University in China.
Dr. Canavero’s work has been criticized in the medical community as unethical, and many view his plans for a human head transplant as doomed to failure.