Mankind’s fascination with death has seemingly reached an all-time high. Zombie movies like World War Z and Zombieland made hundreds of millions of dollars, The Walking Dead is one of the most popular shows on TV, and Game of Thrones has captured the imagination of audiences worldwide (no spoilers). But reanimation of the dead has always been the stuff of fiction and fantasy.
However, if a team of scientists in Philadelphia has their way, Frankenstein could soon come true.
I’ve written previously about head transplants possibly becoming a reality, but the doctor proposing that wildly implausible feat is planning on using a living patient and a new living head. Now, the doctors and scientists at the biotechnology company Bioquark want to bring the dead back to life.