Now in Paperback

Now in Paperback

Frankenstein’s Cat Cuddling Up to Biotech’s Brave New Beasts

For centuries, we’ve toyed with our creature companions, breeding dogs that herd and hunt, housecats that look just like tigers, and teacup pigs that fit snugly in our handbags. But what happens when we take animal alteration a step further, engineering a cat that glows green under ultraviolet light or cloning the beloved family Labrador? In Frankenstein’s Cat, journalist Emily Anthes takes us from petri dish to pet store as she explores how biotechnology is shaping the future of our furry and feathered friends. Learn more >

 

About Emily

Emily Anthes is an award-winning science journalist and author. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Wired, Nature, Slate, Businessweek, Scientific American, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, and elsewhere. Her book, Frankenstein’s Cat, explores how biotechnology is shaping the future of animals and was published in March 2013. Read more >

see more stories »

Recent Stories

  • Why We Can't Have the Male Pill
    Businessweek
    August 3, 2017
    A condom alternative could be worth billions. What’s taking so long?

  • The Mystery of the Wasting House-Cats
    The New York Times Magazine
    May 16, 2017
    Forty years ago, feline hyperthyroidism was virtually nonexistent. Now it’s an epidemic — a class of everyday chemicals might be to blame.

Order Frankenstein's Cat

Amazon
Barnes and Noble
IndieBound
Powell’s
iBookstore
×