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What We Talk About When We Talk About Clone Club

Bioethics and Philosophy in Orphan Black

What We Talk About When We Talk About Clone Club by Gregory E. Pence
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What is the real-world history and science of human cloning, and does Orphan Black get it right? Can you own” a personeven a cloned one? How can Sarah Manning be straight, Cosima gay, and Tony trans? Cult hit sci-fi show Orphan Black doesn’t just entertainit also raises fascinating questions about human cloning, its ethics, and its impact on personal identity.

In What We Talk About When We Talk About Clone Club: Bioethics and Philosophy in Orphan Black, prominent bioethicist Gregory E. Pence violates Clone Club’s first rule to take us deeper into the show and its connections to the real world, including:

Widespread myths about human clones (and Orphan Black’s rejection of them)
Our ugly history of eugenics
The ethics of human experimentation, by way of Projects Castor and Leda
What we can learn about clones and identity from twin studies and tensions among Orphan Black’s clone sisters”
Kendall Malone and other genetic anomalies
The brave new world of genetic enhancement and clonal dynasties, and how Helena and Kira Manning fit in

In the process, What We Talk About When We Talk About Clone Club reveals why Orphan Black is some of today’s most engaging and thought-provoking television.
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Title: What We Talk About When We Talk About Clone Club
Author: Gregory E. Pence
 
ISBNs
194295235X
9781942952343
9781942952350

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