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Frankenstein’s Cat

Posted on 03.27.2013

“Frankenstein’s Cat” by Emily Anthes is an engaging, scientific book about biotechnology and the profound possibilities it can bring to the future. Biotechnology has created America’s first neon-glowing pet, the GloFish, as well as goats genetically altered to produce a human enzyme that may ward off diarrhea. Anthes interviews people who are pushing the limits of biology. She offers detailed facts and explanations of neuroscience and genetics, while considering the ethical issues that may arise. Anthes way of writing is skillful and witty so that even if science is not your topic of interest, this book will accomplish keeping your attention. Frankenstein’s Cat is a quick read and I encourage you to read it not just for entertainment,  but as a way to gain knowledge about biotechnology. Similar books that you may also like are “Bad Pharma: How Drug Companies Mislead Doctors and Harm Patients” by Ben Goldacre and “The King of Infinite Space: Euclid and His Elements” by David Berlinski.


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