From item 2: "CLONAID®, the first company in the world to offer human cloning, expects to have over a million customers worldwide interested in its services as well as many laboratories to seek partnership with in this venture."
Sadly, deranged as what follows may seem, it aint no joke!!!
There is real intent, a real agenda and some serious players.
Already the biotech company Geron Corporation of Menlo Park, California, holds patents on applicable human embryo manipulation and cloning techniques.
Of course, the fact that in the UK the Blair Government has just given the go-ahead, in effect, to embryo cloning for research purposes will only spur this process along.
RAEL Offers to Clone the Japanese Emperor Who Still Has No Heir!
From PR Newswire
Story Filed: Wednesday, December 20, 2000 7:03 AM EST
LAS VEGAS, Dec 20, 2000 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- The following press release was issued today by CLONAID:
CLONAID ( www.clonaid.com ), the first human cloning company, founded by RAEL ( www.rael.org ) is sending a letter to the future Japanese Emperor, Prince Naruhito, who has still no heir to succeed him, offering to clone him so the centuries long lineage of Japanese Emperors can continue.
CLONAID is preparing the laboratories in the USA for the first human cloning attempt, for a 10-month-old American baby who was killed in a hospital due to a medical mistake. The clone should be born between the end of 2001 and 2002.
RAÃ‹L -- the founder of a religious organization called the RAELIAN MOVEMENT ... announced today that he and a group of investors have set up a company named VALIANT VENTURE LTD which will offer a service called CLONAID® to provide assistance to would be parents willing to have a child cloned from one of them. This service offers a fantastic opportunity to parents with fertility problems or homosexual couples to have a child cloned from one of them.
The Bahamas-based Company plans to build a laboratory in a country where human cloning is not illegal and will offer its services to wealthy parents worldwide. In a first phase, CLONAID® will subcontract existing laboratories to perform the cloning. The company may also sponsor American laboratories working on human cloning and whose government subsidies have been cut by President Clinton.
CLONAID® will charge as low as $200,000 US for its cloning services. The recent cloning of the sheep "Dolly" in Scotland has proven that the technology is now available to complete the operation successfully.
CLONAID®'s Scientific Director, the French scientist Dr. BRIGITTE BOISSELIER-Ph.D., sees no ethical problems with the procedure. "Who, today, would be scandalized to the idea of bringing back to life a 10-month old child who died accidentally? The technology allows it, the parents desire it, and I don’t see any ethical problems”¦." She said
CLONAID® will also offer a service called INSURACLONE® which, for a $50,000 fee, will provide the sampling and safe storage of cells from a living child or from a beloved person in order to create a clone if the child dies of an incurable disease or through an accident. In the case of a genetic disease, the cells will be preserved until science can genetically repair it before recreating the child (or an adult).
CLONAID®, the first company in the world to offer human cloning, expects to have over a million customers worldwide interested in its services as well as many laboratories to seek partnership with in this venture.
RAÃ‹L said: "Cloning will enable mankind to reach eternal life. The next step, like the ELOHIM with their 25,000 years of scientific advance, will be to directly clone an adult person without having to go through the growth process and to transfer memory and personality in this person. Then, we wake up after death in a brand new body just like after a good night sleep!"
If you are interested by CLONAID®, INSURACLONE® or CLONAPET® services please contact:
Marc Rivard, biologist Nadine Gary, Public relations Tel: 702.497.9186