M8G-352 (cloning location), Earth (original homeworld)
None (civilian; holds the title of "Doctor")
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- "Carson, you're my chief surgeon. No one is more qualified than you."
- —Elizabeth Weir
Dr. Carson Beckett, M.D. is a human clone of the former chief medical officer for the Atlantis Expedition from Earth. For all intents and purposes the same individual, Beckett was born with and discovered the A.T.A. Gene, then went on to synthesize a therapy to pass it on to others. Thought his knowledge and ability on the subject is immense, Carson has some fear of using Ancient technology due to its tendency to respond wildly to its user's mental state. He believes stargate travel is "bloody insanity," but nonetheless became a leading voice on Atlantis and became close friends with fellow scientist Rodney McKay. Though his original self was killed in an explosion, Michael Kenmore brought the clone to life to fight his very own attempts at a retrovirus that could convert Wraith to humans. Although no longer serving as CMO due to security concerns over his "rebirth," Dr. Beckett is again an important part of life on Atlantis.