Medicine: Costly Hoax?

Scientist sues over clone book

The author assures us it is true. We do not know." Despite this weak disclaimer, J.B. Lippincott Co. last March published In His Image as nonfiction. The book, though dull and error filled, stirred immediate controversy by claiming that a baby boy cloned from an eccentric aging millionaire (and thus his genetic duplicate), by a doctor named "Darwin," was alive and well. Had Lippincott checked with any of the reputable scientists quoted in the book or even with the editors in its own medical book division, it would have known that the...

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