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Frankenstein's Cat: Genetic Engineering, Ethics, and Biotech's Brave New Beasts--Salt Lake City

Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 7:00pm
The Natural History Museum of Utah | Rio Tinto Center

NHMU Lecture featuring

Emily Anthes
Science Journalist and Author

Location: The Rio Tinto Center, 301 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City
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* This lecture will also be presented at The Viridian Center in West Jordan on March 19. Click here for more information. 

Biotechnology has given us a whole new toolbox for tinkering with life and the power to modify animals in profound new ways. Scientists have already created all sorts of new creatures, including glow-in-the-dark dogs, cloned cats, flu-free chickens, and super-smart mice. Join science journalist Emily Anthes on a journey from petri dish to pet store as she explores how and why scientists are re-engineering animals and the ethical implications of our new scientific superpowers. 

Emily Anthes is a science journalist and author. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Wired, Scientific American, Slate, and elsewhere. Her book, Frankenstein’s Cat: Cuddling Up to Biotech’s Brave New Beasts, was published in March 2013. Emily has a master’s degree in science writing from MIT and a bachelor’s degree in the history of science and medicine from Yale, where she also studied creative writing. She lives in Brooklyn, New York with her dog, Milo.

Emily Anthes will be available for book signings after her lecture. Her book, Frankenstein’s Cat: Cuddling Up to Biotech’s Brave New Beasts, will be sold at the Museum Store before and the night of the lecture at the Natural History Museum of Utah.

*Books will NOT be sold at the Viridian Center lecture.

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