Emily Anthes

  • June 10, 2013   BY  

    Chickens that lay eggs with life-saving drugs inside. Cyborg rats with microchips embedded in their brains. Beetles wired for wartime surveillance. These are just a few examples of the science fiction-type fantasies that are becoming reality in the animal kingdom as a result of biotechnology. Continue reading

  • June 10, 2013  

    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. Continue reading