• Spiridonov, who suffers from a terminal muscle wasting disease, told Mail Online he was scared but the operation could offer him an opportunity to live while his genetic condition will kill him.
  • Dr Canavero says it is possible to severe the heads of a living patient and a brain dead patient, with an otherwise healthy body, and re-attach the spinal chords using a substance called polyethylene glycol.
  •  Dr Canavero has said in the past that medicine is now technically ready for such an operation to be successful – the only hurdles remain in the ethics of the operation. The expected cost of the operation could easily stretch beyond $10 million.

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