Can human bodies be cryogenically frozen?

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It’s a common trope in science fiction: a button is pressed, a hiss of cold steam and slowly, but surely, the frozen human within the icy chamber blinks back to life.

Cryogenically freezing humans is an idea that has captured the human imagination for many years. It’s the time-bending idea that we can put our bodies on ice and wake up hundreds of years later.

But can this actually be done?

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