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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