The story reveals how open source cloning has been quietly developed in scientific laboratories over the last 20 years, and is opening the door to human cloning becoming a reality in the near future.
This is not a surprise given multiple whistleblower claims that human cloning was developed by the 1970's in highly classified military projects.
The New York Times describes how cloning has evolved since "Dolly the Sheep" who was born in 1996. The New York Times tracks how research shifted over years to clone,
The first dog was cloned in 2005 by South Korean researchers at Sooam Biotech.
This was followed in 2008 by a California company partnering with the South Koreans which successfully cloned three puppies from a group of five dogs.
The lead Korean scientist behind the cloning is Hwang Woo Suk, who became infamous for fraudulently claiming he had cloned human embryos in 2004. Despite his fall from scientific grace, no one is doubting that he is successfully cloning dogs.
NPR reports that the cloning process is successful in about one in three attempts, and raises many ethical concerns about the number of miscarriages and the sickly pups that are eventually born.
This did not deter Streisand who used either Sooam Biotech or another Texas based company, her publicist did not reply to the New York Times about which one cloned her dog.
The fact that over 600 dogs have been cloned so far by a Korean researcher made infamous for claims about cloning humans, suggests it is only a matter of time before human cloning becomes a reality.
However, according to a number of whistleblowers, cloning has been occurring since at least the 1970's.
In an audioletter dated May 28, 1979, Dr. Beter said:
It's noteworthy to point out that animal cloning according to Dr. Beter was occurring at least 20 years before Dolly the Sheep in highly classified research projects.
In Wolf's 1993 book, The Catchers of Heaven, he explained how he was instructed to terminate the clone since it refused to follow an order by his military superiors to kill a dog:
Wolf asserted that from 1972 to 1977 he worked on highly classified at the S-4 facility at Papoose lake, and Area 51 more generally. It was during this period that the J Omega human clone was allegedly created.
Other more recent whistleblowers who have come forward to claim that human cloning has been around for decades in classified projects include,
It is generally accepted that classified research projects are typically two or three decades ahead of their open sources equivalents.
Therefore, the revelations of Beter, Wolf, Tompkins, Goode and Smith concerning the existence of human cloning experiments going as far back as the 1970's, if not earlier, have just been scientifically vindicated by the New York Times story.
The fact that animal cloning is now available for those willing to pay $50,000 for former pets, raises the likelihood than in the very near future, people will be asked to pay similar or higher fees for clones of former relatives, persons of interest, or even themselves.
It's very likely that the New York Times story on Streisand is preparing the general public for human cloning as a future commercial enterprise, despite the many ethical issues it raises...