The mythical doctor F certainly could be considered a pioneer in the bio-medical field of cloning because after all he managed to create life from dead human tissue.
Today science has advanced where humans are about to create “humans” using human tissue from aborted babies and or even totally from chemical composition using advanced technology that nobody ever dreamed of when Mary Wollstonecraft Shelly wrote Frankenstein.
Just like Hollywood’s Frankenstein monster movies where ordinary citizen organize to destroy Baron/Doctor Frankenstein’s creation because it is contrary to nature and all ethics human cloning is officially prohibited and condemned almost everywhere however, clandestine work most likely goes on.
There is also work being done in places like India and China who have not officially stopped the experimentation allowing it to go on as for example India allows “therapeutic cloning” and the use of embryonic stem cells for “research” proposes.
This my contribution for WP single word prompt:”MYTHICAL”.