It's a very special On The Verge as we take a deeper dive into Beyond Recognition, our cover story this week on face transplants. Our science editor Katie Drummond sits down with Josh for a talk about the story from inception to reaction. Also, Nilay Patel sits down with New York City's Chief Digital Officer Rachel Haot to talk about — among less important topics like modernizing a major city in this fast-growing world — why he doesn't have FiOS yet.

Don't forget next week is pretty busy for us — especially Monday with Apple's WWDC and the major E3 keynotes. Also the return of Top Shelf, and of course, more On The Verge. It'll be fun, join us!

Directed by Billy Disney, Jordan Oplinger

Producer: Ross Miller
Associate Producer: Michael Shane, Nathan Cykiert
Studio Producer: Brendan Murphy
Executive Producers: Joshua Topolsky, Chad Mumm, Kyle Kramer

Written by: Joshua Topolsky, Ross Miller, Nathan Cykiert
Editors: Billy Disney, Jordan Oplinger
Additional Editing: Zach Goldstein
Publishing Assistant: Evan Rodgers

Camera Operators: Zach Goldstein, Cosmo Scharf, Courtland Noble
Host: Joshua Topolsky

Special Guests: Rachel Haot, Katie Drummond
Featuring: Nilay Patel

Production Manager: Marcos Bueno

From Vox Studios: Will Buikema, Dave Kaufman

Intro animation: Noah Shulman

On The Verge logo: Cory Schmitz

Booker: Mary Downey
Production Assistants: Jacob Moe
Special Thanks to: Marty Moe and Jim Bankoff