Are We Ready To Perform A Head Transplant? Probably Not

Dec 11, 2017

This month, doctors in China were scheduled to perform the first-ever head transplant. Due to pressure from the medical community, the procedure has been pushed back to 2018, citing ethical concerns. The Neuroethics Program at Emory University is leading the international debate about the surgery. We talk about the issues with Paul Wolpe, Director of Center for Ethics at Emory. Jordan Amadio, Chief Resident in Neurosurgery at Emory, also joins us.