Emily Anthes

Emily Anthes
Nina Subin

EMILY ANTHES is a freelance science journalist. Her work has appeared in Seed, Scientific American Mind, Discover, Slate, Good, New York, and the Boston Globe. She 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 is the author of Frankenstein's Cat: Cuddling Up to Biotech's Brave New Beasts. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.


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PBS Newshour: From Glowing Cats to Robo-Bugs, Book Explores How Biotech Creates Weird Wildlife

Ray Suarez talks with writer Emily Anthes about the sometimes wild and weird outcomes when scientists experiment on animals. In her new book, "Frankenstein's Cat: Cuddling up to Biotech's Brave New Beasts," Anthes looks at the ethical limits of -- and our emotional reactions to -- the use of animals to explore biotechnology.

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Emily Anthes at Google Talks

In Frankenstein's Cat: Cuddling Up to Biotech's Brave New Beasts, Emily Anthes takes readers from Petri dish to pet store, exploring how the world's fauna are being reinvented. She searches for the revolutionary breeds of beasts that are slowly taking their places in the world. What do these creatures look like? Who is behind creating them? What do these new scientific superpowers mean for animals? And what do the ways in which we're choosing to shape animal bodies say about humans?

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Google Talks: Emily Anthes

Emily Anthes, author of Frankenstein's Cat: Cuddling Up to Biotech's Brave New Beasts discusses the pitfalls and potential of biotechnology.

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Wait, Wait . . . Don't Tell Me! Bluff the Listener

The panelists tell three stories about the secret lives of cats.

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The Leonard Lopate Show: Cyborg Insects and Remote Controlled Rats

Researchers are beginning to understand how to “hack” the central nervous systems of certain animals in ways that would allow us to control their movements—including a flying beetle which can be remotely steered. Emily Anthes, author of Frankenstein’s Cat, looks at the potential applications, as well as the ethical considerations, of remote controlled animals.

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The Fresh Air interview

'Frankenstein's Cat': Bioengineering The Animals Of The Future

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Would You Cuddle A Neon-Green Cat?

Emily Anthes on WNYC's The Brian Lehrer Show: Emily Anthes, science journalist and author of Frankenstein's Cat: Cuddling Up to Biotech's Brave New Beasts, looks at biotech animal "alterations," like the cat with a neon green nose.

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Frankenstein's Cat

Emily Anthes
A Scientific American Book

Winner of 2014 AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Best Young Adult Science Book Longlisted for the PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award One of Nature’s...


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Emily Anthes & Scientific American, with a Foreword by Steve Mirsky
St. Martin's Griffin

Whether you're a fan of Scientific American’s wildly popular 60-Second Science Podcast or just curious about science, you'll love the tingly way your synapses...


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