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Saturday, 5 January 2013

Transplants changed our personalities

The Sun: Organ transplants are nothing new in the UK. It’s thought skin transplants were carried out here as far back as the 2nd Century and a corneal transplant was performed on a human in 1837. Today, around 4,000 organ transplants are performed every year in the UK saving more than 1,100 lives. But can recipients inherit some of their donors’ likes and dislikes along with their life-saving organs? The jury is still out concerning “cellular memory”. It was first described by Dr Gary Schwarz in the US, who cited a number of cases, including a woman who was terrified of heights until she was given the lungs of a mountain climber... read more>>>...