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Man set to undergo world's 1st head transplant

(LIFE NEWS) In Russia, 30-year-old Valery Spiridonov will be flying to the United States to meet the doctor who plans to perform the world’s first head transplant on him. During the operation, Italian surgeon, Dr. Sergio Canavero, intends to completely remove Spiridonov’s head and reattached it to a healthy body.

Spiridonov suffers from a rare form of spinal muscular dystrophy called Werdnig-Hoffman disease.