Originally posted by twhitehead
There are drugs to suppress immune responses that are used for organ transplants. They are not perfect, which is why it is important to find a good match. I am not sure why limb transplants are relatively rare. I would think limb transplants would come before full body transplants.
Same basic problem, connecting up the nerves. Reveal Hidden Content
[plus the whole immune system issue, you can't survive without certain organs, and so having donor organs plus anti-rejection immuno-suppressants is better than dying. however you can survive without certain limbs and so the hit to the immune system isn't worth it]
Which is THE reason it's really unlikely this will happen in the claimed 2 years.
Once that issue is solved then the rest is [relatively] 'easy' to solve.
As in we already have most of the unbelievably difficult and complex steps solved already.
However making severed nerves talk to each other is a 'hard problem' and may well be decades off being
In the mean time we are likely to finish off the tech required to build/grow every organ from scratch
and be able to build/grow a fresh new body from their own DNA which will be better on many different