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Q&A: Betty Jean Craige Turns Genetics Into Suspense in ‘Aldo’

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As science explores the possibilities of genetic therapy, questions arise as to how far is too far when it comes to scholarship and academic freedom in science; such is the case in Betty Jean Craige’s novel, Aldo.  Aldo is not only a suspense novel, it’s a timely look at the politics involved in academia and the ethical considerations of science we all must face. Isabel Canto, the associate director of Pembrook Atlantic University’s Institute for Genome Modification finds out that she is pregnant, the same day that the university president receives a letter from someone calling themselves “Aldo.” The letter threatens physical harm if the president does not shut down the Institute and fire the director. While Isabel recommends that the president refuse…

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