Human Head Transplant Confirmed, Critics Warn of ‘Worse Than Death’ Consequences

April 14, 2015 11:54 AM

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The prospect of surgery is never pleasant, but when you’re being prepped ahead of taking part in the world’s very first human head transplant…well, spare a thought for poor Valery Spiridonov. This 30-year-old computer scientists will in the very near future become either a tragic statistic, or the first person in human history to go on to a new life with his own head on a full donor body.

Mr Spiridonov suffers from a devastating muscle wasting disease which will ultimately destroy and claim his life at a young age – a disease for which there is no cure. As something of a last-resort therefore, he has volunteered to undergo the incredibly controversial procedure which will see his who...

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