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Frankenstein in the Age of Gene Editing

Watch highlights from a public event at The Hastings Center that explored Mary Shelley’s groundbreaking 200-year-old novel from the perspectives of bioethics, literary criticism, and science fiction. Speakers included Victor Lavalle, an associate professor at Columbia University and author of Destroyer, a graphic novel adaptation of Frankenstein that incorporated contemporary issues of race, violence, and alienation; Charlotte Gordon, distinguished professor of the humanities at Endicott College and author of Romantic Outlaws: The Extraordinary Lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and Mary Shelley; and Hastings Center director of research Josephine Johnston, a contributor to Frankenstein: Annotated for Scientists, Engineers, and Creators of All Kinds.

Watch the full video here.