Joan Haran was a Research Fellow at the ESRC Centre for Economic and Social Aspects of Genomics (Cesagen) at Cardiff University until 31 October 2013. She is now a freelance scholar. Her research interests are in reproductive and literary technologies and their intersections. She is co-author of Human Cloning in the Media: From Science Fiction to Science Practice (Routledge 2008). She is currently developing a monograph entitled Genomic Fictions: Genes, Gender and Genre.