Am I my twin brother's keeper?

by from Times Online

"I have a clone, something not only genetically identical to me but that has shared most of my experiences, up to the end of our time together at medical school. Having a clone can be a blessing and a curse. It can sire children on my behalf, but it may pick an unsuitable mother. It is an organ bank for me, but equally it may demand a kidney from me at any moment. I bathe in the reflected light of its successes but wallow in the gloom of its failures.

So do I have two identities, or half an identity? I feel like I am only able to partly represent myself without my clone, which is a problem as I keep it in another country to avoid confusion. Since we are indistinguishable, perhaps only together do we constitute an entire person..."

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