• Canavero calls the procedure Head Anatomosis Venture. It will be performed on Valery Spiridonov, who was diagnosed with a muscle-wasting condition called Werdnig-Hoffman disease.
  • Spiridonov knows that there's huge risks involved. After all, many organ transplants are ultimately rejected and this procedure is significantly more complicated. It might better be called a body transplant: Spiridonov's head will cooled for the 36-hour procedure, which will attempt to attach the head to a donor body. There are also questions about whether the procedure is even possible.
  • Canavero is part of Italy's Turin Advanced Neuromodulation Group, and he compares the procedure to heading to the moon.

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