Medicine: A Test-Tube Baby Is Not a Clone

News of the impending birth of a baby conceived in a test tube caused scant surprise—or suspicion—among scientists and doctors. That was a far cry from their reaction last March, when they challenged as a "fraud" and a "hoax" a book called In His Image that claimed a baby boy had been cloned from a 67-year-old millionaire. The difference was that the test-tube fertilization had been performed by two respected scientists whose accomplishments and progress had been described in many published papers. But Image did not identify the clone or the cloner, and...

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