Despite having been published back in 2008, Frankensteinian Everyday: Feminist Engagement with Health and Medicine in the Age of Biotechnology is absolutely worth discussing because of its relevance to the “Hwang affair,” bioethics, and feminist STS in Korea. First of all, this book was published at a very germane time, when public awareness of the ethics of biomedical research and biotechnology was at its peak, after one of the most infamous of scientific scandals, both in Korea and worldwide. A couple of years earlier, Dr. Hwang Woo-Suk had fallen from grace as a national hero and scientist on account of his unethical acquisition of human eggs, fabrication of data, and embezzlement of public funds for his human embryonic stem-cell research. In fact, four of the book's chapters were originally presented at the International Forum for Securing Women's Human Rights in the...

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