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"Sex Education" in Beaker's Dozen (1998)
By Nancy Kress

Molly cannot understand why her parents bring strangers to their house to observe and question her, nor can she understand her mother’s muddled explanation of how children are conceived. Only when she is approached by hordes of reporters does she learn that she was cloned at the embryonic stage, and that her clones have been marketed to prospective parents based on her academic and social achievements. When she realizes that the media attention stems from a lawsuit brought against her parents by a disgruntled couple, Molly sets out to love the unwanted child who is really a part of herself...

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