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At last, the moment we've been waiting for is here.

A team led by Dr. [Maria] Siemionow is planning to undertake what may be the most shocking medical procedure to occur in decades: a face transplant.

After years of heated scientific debate over ethics and technical feasibility, the Cleveland Clinic last fall became the first institution to approve this novel surgery. Already Dr. Siemionow's group is searching for its first patient.

This could be our big chance, if the surgery is a success after the doctors carefully unwrap the bandages — and that's a big if — to finally have a pig's nose on our face, like everyone else.


OK, not so much for the Twilight Zone jokes? How about this one, then:

We'll sign up for Warren St. John's, please.

A New Face [NYT]
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