An Italian neurosurgeon will perform the procedure on volunteer Valery Spiridonov, who has a genetic muscle-wasting disease.
Zion Harvey says he is looking forward to being able to throw a football with his own hands.
Dr. Sergio Canavero, who's seeking to perform the first head transplant, has a volunteer. The attempt is expected to be announced in mid-June.
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Treating brain tumors by feeding them polio? Injecting tumor victims with scorpion venom? Huh?! It may sound odd, but those are two quite serious new tumor-busting methods under study right now.
The 21-year-old patient had his penis amputated three years ago after a botched circumcision at a traditional initiation ceremony.
There have been no adverse effects in the 37 people who have had one eye treated in trials, but it's too early to know what long-term effects the procedure could have.
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