On December 27, 2002
, a Raelian
announced that they had produced the first human clone
, a seven-pound girl named Eve
. Although not much has yet been revealed, Brigitte Boisselier
, has announced a number of key facts about the child.
is currently attempting to produce cloned children
for four other couples, as well; some are homosexuals while others wish to recreate children of theirs who died young.
Boisselier herself is a "bishop" of the Raelians and refers to Claude Vorilhon (Rael) as her spiritual leader. Clonaid is not lent a great deal of credibility by its origins, since it is arguably a cult corporation; the announcement has been discounted by many, but is still widely believed to the point where it qualifies as national news. It appears that the world will have to just wait and see.