It's science fiction come to life!
If you can do something, does it mean that you should do it? One Italian neurosurgeon believes so.
Professor Sergio Canavero, MD is lashing out at his critics who say that his desire to transplant a living person’s head onto another body is twisted and unethical. Canavero claims that after much research and testing, he’s figured out how to successfully perform a head transplant. He’s heading to China in order to test out the procedure on the living.
At a press conference in Vienna, Austria in November, Dr. Canavero said that he would soon leave Europe to go to China to perform the first live human head transplant. Using a brain-dead patient and healthy head donor, Canaveral will meet with Xiaoping Ren, another surgeon. Before he left though, the doctor called out western countries for not allowing him to perform his experiments based on their strange and possibly unethical nature.
“The Americans did not understand,” he said, “Chinese President Xi Jinping wants to restore China to greatness. He wants to make it the sole superpower in the world. I believe he is doing it.”
The doctor continued to denounce America and Europe for their non-cooperation to USA TODAY. “No American medical institute or center would pursue this, and there is no will by the U.S. government to support it,” he said before estimating that the surgery could cost around $100 million.