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It is either science fiction or a [plat / plot] from a horror movie, but a neurosurgeon said head transplants could be [possibility / possible] by the year 2030. Transplant surgery has come on leaps and [pounds / bounds] in the last few decades. Organ transplants are [commonplace / commons] and this past decade has [looked / seen] face transplants. The next decade could see whole heads [being / been] transplanted. Neurosurgeon Bruce Mathew explained why he believes this is possible. He was [actually / actuality] working with author Michael J Lee on a science [fiction / fictional] novel. He said: "Initially, our intention was just to brainstorm an idea and it seemed [rather / lather] silly, but then I realised, it actually isn't. If you transplant the brain and spinal cord [together / with] , it's not impossible."

Doctor Matthew, 63, has [performed / preformed] over 10,000 operations. He claims that head transplants would only be possible if the head was [accompanying / accompanied] by the whole of its spinal cord. Advancements in [nerve / nervous] and spinal cord surgery, robotics and stem [sell / cell] transplants mean it could be possible to attach an [whole / entire] spinal cord and head to [other's / another] body before 2030. Dr Matthew continued: "The thought of keeping the spinal cord [on / in] one piece has always been totally daunting, but now with [modern / modernist] technology you can do most things." Matthew also believes that [precociousness / consciousness] would also move with the head and spinal cord from one body to another. The technology could [threaten / treat] spinal cord injuries and diseases like muscular dystrophy.

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