Mister Fandango wrote:
I'm curious about why the project was named Leda. Seems an odd choice, as all I remember of Leda from mythology is that she was raped by Zeus on the same night she had sex with a king, and no one knew which of her children (one of whom was named Helen, coincidentally) were mortal or divine. I'm thinking that has to play into the story somehow.
Helen was considered the most beautiful woman in the world. I'm guessing Project LEDA wasn't just trying to make a clone, they were trying to make the most "beautiful" woman possible, by neolutionist standards. I imagine they're more interested in wonderful genes than a wonderful face.