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Doctors Race to Complete First Face Transplant

The Cleveland Clinic has gotten approval from an independent review panel to proceed with what would be the first face transplant. But experience from other transplants suggests that there could be major psychological and ethical problems.

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Award-winning journalist Patti Neighmond is NPR's health policy correspondent. Her reports air regularly on NPR newsmagazines All Things Considered, Morning Edition, and Weekend Edition.