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Human Head Transplant Proposed—How Did We Get Here?

Published May 5, 2015

Yes, in case you haven’t heard, a doctor in Italy has announced plans to transplant a guy’s head onto a new body two years from now. Sound nuts?

Many of the headlines say so. “No, Human Head Transplants Will Not Be Possible by 2017,” said Popular Science. The International Business Times pronounced head transplants “not a thing.”

When I started talking about this at work, reactions included words like crazy, and impossible…