Disabled Russian programmer to get his head transplanted in December 2017 — media

The operation costing over $11 million is expected to last about 36 hours.

Italian neurosurgeon Sergio Canavero planning to transplant the head of a Russian disabled programmer has scheduled the operation for December 2017, Fox News reported.

Thirty-year-old programmer Valery Spiridonov, suffering from genetic muscular atrophy and confined to a wheelchair for life, is a candidate for the history's first-ever head transplant surgery.

The operation costing over $11 million is expected to last about 36 hours.

First published by TASS.

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