Scientists Transplanted A Rat’s Head Onto Another Rat, Hoping to Replicate It in Humans

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Okay, so it’s not every day you hear about a real life head transplant, but there is such a thing. In fact, research into transplanting heads has been around for a while now, with the first known two-headed animal experiments dating as far back as the 1900s and the 1950s. Now, scientists from China have made a remarkable breakthrough in transplanting the head of one organism onto that of another. For their work, they took the head of a smaller rat and attached it to a bigger one, creating what is effectively a two-headed rat. It is important to note that the rat did not survive long-term, but that was never the goal. The team knew the rat would not live long, as there are still a lot of technical and scientific issues that need to be resolved before we can successfully perform head transplants on living organisms and have them survive……..Read More

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