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A groundbreaking trial to see if it is possible to regenerate the brains of dead people, has won approval from health watchdogs.
But if they can't get a new body as well,what good would this be?
Imagine having new brain,but a body that won't work properly.
It paves the way for a literal body transplant. If I suffer a traumatic head injury to that I'm in a persistent vegetative state but the rest of my body is fine, they could theoretically (if this works) scoop out my brain and insert a new one. The next step would be to legalize human cloning so I have a spare body available in case catastrophe happens with the one I have now. Or when I get old, transfer my brain into a younger clone of myself.
There are all sorts of possibilities if they can get this to work. How you feel about those possibilities is a separate topic.