Cryogenic freezing - real science or false hope?

  • 19/11/2016

A 14 year-old girl who was cryogenically frozen after her death is thought to be the first child ever to have undergone the procedure.

The girl, whose name has only been reported as 'JS', passed away from cancer. Before she died, she decided she wanted her body to be frozen after she researched the process of cryonics online.

In the last 50 years, around 350 people - and more than 100 pets - have been cryogenically preserved at one of three locations worldwide.

Another 2000 have registered for the procedure, hoping to be brought back to life at a later date.

But the question remains: does cryogenic freezing have any scientific basis, or is it just offering false hope at a high price?

Watch the full report from ITV.