Frankenstein’s Cat

I had the distinct pleasure of reading the recently released Frankenstein’s Cat by Emily Anthes. Its a fun light read on how Synthetic Biology will impact animals and humans.

Frankenstein’s Cat is a great deep dive into the world genetics:  gene manipulation, engineering lifeforms and synthetic life.

Frankenstein's Cat

Frankenstein’s Cat

Emily does a great job in getting across the scale, scope and implications of various projects. Some are being financing commercially and others by government – a few are huge, others noble and one just downright humorous.

One of the most profound applications is in the field deExtinction – bringing back to life creatures that went extinct. It is remarkable how far the field has come, but it still has a ways to go.

There is a gold rush going on right now, and the gold is found in genetic information.

Anyone can read this book, its not technical. No background in genetics is required.

A great sunday afternoon indulgence with a cup of tea and an open mind.

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Categories: Books, Genetics

Author:Geoffrey Shmigelsky

Technology Entrepreneur, Angel Investor

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