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Revisit a cautionary classic

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Science  12 Jan 2018:
Vol. 359, Issue 6372, pp. 168
DOI: 10.1126/science.aar2522

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The tale of Victor Frankenstein and his monstrous creation has become a universal touchstone that encapsu­lates our visceral fears regarding the promises, perils, and pitfalls of count­less diverse areas of science and tech­nology. A new annotated volume of Mary Shelley's original work is an effort to reintroduce the story to new generations of research­ers who, like many before them, ought to take its lessons to heart.