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Beyond Recognition - The story of a full face transplant

Added on by Tom Cramond.

A great piece from The Verge's Katie Drummond on a extraordinary science of transplanting a human face:

Cheryl’s face was the best match that surgeons had found for Tarleton, but it wasn’t perfect: Tarleton’s body was already producing some key proteins that might fight off the transplanted tissue, and Pomahac estimated that the procedure carried up to a 20 percent chance of failing completely. If it did, surgeons would be forced to remove the transplanted tissue, leaving Tarleton with some variation of the disfigured face she’d had before the procedure.

Points too for the beautifully produced video of the story.