SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY - MONSTERS WE HAVE CREATED
President Bush’s Comments on BioethicsDate: 04/05/2002“There is another danger to guard against: The use of genetic research to threaten the dignity of life itself. The powers of science are morally neutral—as easily used for bad purposes as good ones. In the excitement of discovery, we must never forget that mankind is developed—is defined not by intelligence alone, but by conscience. Even the most noble ends do not justify every means. Life itself is always to be valued and protected. In biomedical research, we’re dealing with the very makings of life—and the law must be firm and clear in restraining the reckless and protecting the voiceless.”
– President George W. Bush, February 11, 2002 http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2002/02/20020211-4.html
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Info directly related to Frankenstein and Science
Frankenstein: National Library of Science: This site examines some of the scientific connections between the book and modern day science.
Be sure to check out all four sections
Modern Prometheus -highlights chapters; matches various artwork with passages and themes
Mary Shelley:My Hideous Progeny -contains biography, title information, character descriptions, adaptations, genre (gothic literature), authors
The Birth of Frankenstein - explains how Mary Shelley 'invented' _Frankenstein_
Mary Shelley's life and other resources - chronology of Shelley's life, 19th century reviews of the book, a bibliography, other web resources
Science and Technology
Birth of Frankenstein - discusses how electricity was used to revive bodies
Promise and Peril - provides a brief history of the benefits and ethical questions which surround medical discoveries
Imagining Technology, the Body, and the First Cyborg - passages from _Frankenstein_ which refer to electricity
Should we be cloning around? - CNN article that discusses the pros and cons of cloning; transcript of a February 1997 interview
MSNBC- Cloning History - timeline of cloning from 5000 B.C. to 2000 A.D.
Cloning History - CBS News; interactive timeline
Glossary of Terms - CBS News
DNA Model - CBS News
_U.S. News and World Report_ - Home page; search 'Cloning'
'ABC News' - home page; search 'cloning' Nature of Man…
It’s not all in the Genes
Nurturing is Important
Is it all in the Genes
Don’t Blame me, Blame my Genes
Shyness Sadness, is it Nature
Sins and Twins
Frankenstein Noble Savage
Noble Savage in Frankenstein
Science Running Out of Control
Human Genetics Info
Implications of the Human Genome Project: Scientific, ethical and legal issues related to the Human Genome Project
Ethical Legal and Social Issues: Issues related to the Human Genome Project
Opposing Viewpoints Resources: A huge resource for this project. Search for genetics and get both sides of the issue
Why Biotech: Information on why Bioengineered food makes sense.
Genetically Modified Food Definitions and links to various sites related to genetically engineered food
Pros and Cons Article relating the pros and cons of genetically engineered food
GE Food Alert: committed to testing and labeling of Genetic Food
True Food Now Greenpeace site dedicated to Genetically engineered food
Opposing Viewpoints Resources: A huge resource for this project. Search for Bioethics and start digging.
Evolution and Philosophy
Legacy of Frankenstein: The Monster Is the One in the White Lab Coat
Frankenstein's Footsteps: Science, Genetics and Popular Culture. Jon Turney. 270 pp. Yale University Press, 1998.
Can Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein be read as an early research ethics text?
The Science That Made Frankenstein
Alan S. Brown
9 Unbelievable Advancements
Technology in life takes hold
The body unlimited: Technological advances change life for those with disabilities — and without : ProstheticsTaylor Bern
Frankenstein foods, nanotech and the trouble with communicating technologyAndrew Maynard
Take air. Suck out CO2. Make fuel. A lab advance hints at a future for artificial photosynthesisLauren Sommer
Extending preimplantation genetic diagnosis: the ethical debate: Ethical issues in new uses of preimplantation genetic diagnosis
John A. Robertson
Walking Robot Technology Advances Frankenstein Complex One More Rough StepDoug Bonderud
Dr. Frankenstein Meets Lord Devlin: Genetic Engineering and the Principle of Intangible Harm
Discusses genetic engineering and the possibility of harmful results.
Explains the current use of Frankenstein to describe recent technological advances.
Dolly: Scientific Breakthrough or Frankenstein's Monster? Journalistic and Scientific Metaphors of Cloning
The consequences of cloning animals and humans becoming mainstream.
Bioterrorism, Embryonic Stem Cells, and Frankenstein
Examines the stem cell controversy using the themes in Frankenstein.
The Ethics of Reviving Long Extinct Species
The ethics of "de-extincting" animals and the consequences of reintroducing them into the environment.
Lego robot controlled by artificial worm brain developed by OpenWorm project
The Ethical Dilemmas of Immortality Ker Than
Living Forever: The Ethical Implications of Human Life ExtensionBrad Partridge
What are the ethics of cryonic preservation?Philippa Roxby
The Ethics of Cryonic Suspension
5 of the latest advancements in nanotechnology Lauren Wilson
Nanotechnology advances could pave way for implantable artificial kidneyASN
Scientific Limits & Impact
New technologies have great potential, but are what are the limits? Are we considering the possible consequences? Will our impact on the environment eventually outweigh the benefits of new discoveries? Below is a list of articles that discuss the limits and impact of science in relation to Frankenstein.
Science and Technology Magazine
Building "Self-aware" robots
Should we redesign humans?
Juan Enriquez The next species of human
Jennifer Doudna How CRISPR lets us edit our DNA
Anthony Atala Growing new organs
Kevin StoneThe bio-future of joint replacement
Anthony Atala Printing a human kidney
Molly Stevens A new way to grow bone
Paul Root Wolpe It's time to question bio-engineering
Ellen JorgensenBiohacking -- you can do it, too
Sam Harris Can we build AI without losing control over it?
Lee Cronin: Making matter come alive
Michael Archer: How we'll resurrect the gastric brooding frog, the Tasmanian tigerDo-it-yourself biotech: Ellen Jorgensen at TEDGlobal 2012Hypernatural intelligence: A Fellows Friday conversation with Skylar Tibbits and Suzanne LeeSangeeta Bhatia: This tiny particle could roam your body to find tumorsTED Fellow Tal Danino programs bacteria to detect and treat cancer – and make art