The ethics of face transplants
Posted By: News-Medical in Medical Procedure News
Published: Thursday, 4-Nov-2004
The ethics of face transplants is among the issues to be discussed at the World Congress of Bioethics, which will be hosted by the University of New South Wales (UNSW) next week.
Face Transplantation: Surveying the Preliminary Ethical Issues, follows the announcement by a British surgical team of their intention to attempt this controversial procedure.
While recognising that the technique carries too many risks to be sanctioned, the authors predict it cannot be long before it transcends from science fiction to reality.