Science: A False Image

Clones do not make the man

Though a New York Times review called it "stupefyingly dull" and its narrator "dim-witted," scientists have other than literary objections to In His Image (Lippincott; $8.95). In the book, published as nonfiction, Author David Rorvik holds that a baby boy cloned from an eccentric aging millionaire (and thus his genetic duplicate) is alive and well. In Washington last week, before the House Subcommittee on Health and the Environment, top cloning experimenters talked candidly about the book. That was more than Rorvik did. Invited twice to testify, he failed to show up.


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