I finished Frankenstein’s Cat on a recent long airplane ride. Â There’s tons of information on the internet, but this is the only book I’ve found so far that deals with the GM animals topic that I’m currently in the middle of a series of Backing into Eden posts about. While I knew about roughly three quarters of the experiments that I put in my lists post, this book pointed me toward the others. Â The seeds of the ethics post are there, although only one reference is directly from the book – the concept of “Do no harm.” Â If you’re interested in this topic, this is an easy read that covers a lot of the ground at a high level.
It’s also quite accessible. Â I like my science that way, particularly when I’m starting out with a topic. The book ranges rather widely across related bits of information with no real conclusions. That’s OK. I kind of think that’s where we are with our newfound abilities to play god with a test tube and a bit of fur or ancient bone.