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Bioengineers Today Emphasize the Crucial Ingredient Dr. Frankenstein Forgot: Responsibility 

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Escape through woods

Victor Frankenstein's mistakes serve as cautionary lessons.

Credit: Etienne Marais/Pexels, CC BY

Mary Shelley was 20 when she published "Frankenstein" in 1818. Two hundred years on, the book remains thrilling, challenging and relevant—especially for scientists like me whose research involves tinkering with the stuff of life.

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