The Associated Press announced 8/25/98 that a wealthy couple donated $2.3 million to Texas A & M University to clone their dog. Dr. Mark Westhusin, co-director of the Reproductive Sciences Laboratory, is one of the scientists involved in the project. Lou Hawthorne, president of Bio Arts and Research Corporation (BARC), a San Francisco corporation, helped negotiate the deal. The donors wish to remain anonymous.
The cloning of Missy is being called the Missyplicity project. The Missyplicity project has a website at http://www.missyplicity.com.