am I missing something? Surely he would still have the condition, and just infect a new body?

Metro

Valery Spiridonov has volunteered to become the first person to undergo a head transplant (Pic: YouTube) Valery Spiridonov has volunteered to become the first person to undergo a head transplant (Pic: YouTube)

A man who volunteered to have his entire head put on a new body faces a fate worse than death, an expert has warned, while the surgeon set to do it has been described as ‘nuts’.

Valery Spiridonov, who suffers from the debilitating Werdnig-Hoffmann disease, says he is happy to have the experimental surgery carried out despite the risks it carries.

But Dr Hunt Batjer, president elect of the American Association for Neurological Surgeons, says it is too risky.

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Dr Batjer told CNN: ‘I would not wish this on anyone.

‘I would not allow anyone to do it to me as there are a lot of things worse than death.’

It is feared…

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