• Frankenstein's Cat: Cuddling Up to Biotech's Brave New Beasts (Paperback) By (author) Emily Anthes

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    DescriptionFluorescent fish that glow near pollution. Dolphins with prosthetic fins. Robot-armoured beetles that military handlers can send on spy missions. Beloved pets resurrected from DNA. Scientists have already begun to create these high-tech hybrids, mostly to serve human whims and needs. What if a cow could be engineered to no longer feel pain - should we design a herd that would assuage our guilt over eating meat? Shouldn't we create it? Popular science writer Emily Anthes travels around the globe to see how humans are inventing the fauna of the future, from the Roslin Institute, the Scottish birthplace of Dolly the Sheep, where scientists are trying to clone an endangered mountain lion to a 'pharm' where chickens are modified to lay eggs laced with cancer-fighting drugs. Frankenstein's Cat is an eye-opening exploration of weird science - and how we are playing god in the animal world.

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    Frankenstein's Cat
    Cuddling Up to Biotech's Brave New Beasts
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Emily Anthes
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 198 mm
    Weight: 230 g
    ISBN 13: 9781851689682
    ISBN 10: 1851689680

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.0
    BIC E4L: SCP
    BIC subject category V2: PDZ, TCBG
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 16100
    BISAC V2.8: SCI070000, SCI010000
    DC23: 660.65
    Oneworld Publications
    Imprint name
    Oneworld Publications
    Publication date
    07 March 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Emily Anthes is a science journalist who contributes a regular column on biomimickry to BBC Future online. She is also the founder of the Wonderland blog, part of the Public Library of Science, one of the most prestigious and most read science research publishers in the world. This is her first book.