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Reanimation!

Stories and videos about the legacy of Frankenstein and the future of life.

Featuring 12 articles by 5 scientists

Where is the boundary between life and death?

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My greatest genetic engineering fear: that we'll try to erase our flaws

Deciding what's a flaw is more complicated than it seems

Jackie Grimm

Molecular Biology

Princeton University

How can life and intelligence emerge from chaos?

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We still don't know all the consequences of gene manipulation

Genome meddling to cure diseases is often worth the risk, but nothing else is just yet

Alireza Edraki

Evolutionary Biology

University of Massachusetts Medical School

Where does consciousness come from?

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Why I refuse to do animal testing in my science career

Researchers must grapple with the tension between our curiosity and our duty

Danbee Kim

Comparative Neuroscience

Champalimaud Foundation

What happens when we make the world in our own image?

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How 'Frankenstein' unfairly sways the GMO debate

The novel ushered in a concept that actively harms the Global South two centuries later

Devang Mehta

Genomics

University of Alberta

What does it mean to be human when we can engineer our genetic code?

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It's time to focus on the connection between biology and consciousness

Neuroscientists must be willing to develop imperfect descriptions of how we work

Ashley Juavinett

Neuroscience

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

What are the consequences of creating an artificial intelligence?

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How can we responsibly explore the unknown?

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