by Michael E. Salla, Ph.D
January 30, 2007
from Exopolitics Website




The online Canadian National newspaper recently began publishing a series of articles reporting the scientific discovery of extraterrestrial genes in human DNA. There is much evidence to support genetic 'upgrades' of human DNA at various points in human evolution by extraterrestrials.


This makes it very important to demarcate between exopolitical research on the historic extraterrestrial role concerning human DNA, with ongoing scientific investigations that are part of the Human Genome Project. I wish to clarify my own role and contribution to such research.


This will remove any possible misperception that I am part of an exo-scientific research team associated with the Human Genome Project that might arise from a Canadian National story published on Monday January 26.

A story published on January 8, 2007 concerned an alleged scientific breakthrough led by Professor Sam Chang who was reported to be part of the Human Genome Project. He reportedly led a team of researchers that established the existence of extraterrestrial genes in human DNA. These were found to be embedded within the 97% of the human genome described as junk DNA.

The Jan 8 report excited great interest due to growing scientific speculation that human DNA may be encoded with extraterrestrial information. This argument was first proposed by Professor Paul Davies, from the Australian Centre for Astrobiology at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. Prof Davies argument was published in the New Scientist in August 2004. He argued that non-coding sequences in human DNA, i.e., junk DNA, may be in fact extraterrestrial information or messages.


He said:

DNA, the molecule that contains the script of life, encodes its data in a four-letter alphabet. This would be an ideal medium for storing a cosmic calling card. In many organisms, humans included, genes make up only a tiny fraction of their DNA. Much of the rest seems to be biological gobbledygook, often called "junk DNA". There is plenty of room there for ET to etch a molecular message without damaging any vital genetic functions.

Essentially, junk DNA may be either an extraterrestrial message and/or parts of extraterrestrial genetics encoded into human DNA. It is this latter possibility that Prof Chang's research had demonstrated according to the Canadian National report.

I have attempted to verify the existence of Prof Chang and his team of researchers but have so far been unsuccessful. Significantly, Linda Moulton Howe conducted an interview with Prof John McPherson, a former Co-Director of the Genome Center, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri.


Prof McPherson had no knowledge of Prof Chang, but acknowledged that the extensive number of scientists working on the Human Genome Project made it possible that they had simply not met or yet communicated by email. 


Prof McPherson commented that he did not find the Prof Chang story to be credible. Yet it is very likely that there is a more classified branch of the Human Genome Project that involves the location of extraterrestrial genetics which Prof McPherson and many other Human Genome Project scientists may simply not be aware of.

While it is possible that Prof Chang works on a more classified area of the Human Genome Project, it's important to note that I and others have not been able to verify his existence. It is very likely that classified research is occurring on extraterrestrial genetics in the human genome, but we need credible testimonies to verify this. Consequently, I cannot the verify the accuracy of the Canadian National's January 8 report concerning Prof Chang's research findings confirming the discovery of extraterrestrial genes in human DNA.

Given the lack of verification for Prof Chang's existence and of a team within the Human Genome Project working on exobiology, I therefore have to distinguish it from my own exopolitical research efforts concerning extraterrestrial visitors to Earth. I also need to distinguish the Human Genome Project from my collaboration with other researchers interested in exopolitics.

My own exopolitics research efforts analyze the testimony, credentials and documentation of a number of whistleblowers, 'contactees' and researchers concerning extraterrestrial visitation and residence on Earth. My work lies in developing suitable exopolitical research methods for cases where most physical evidence has been deliberately removed or tampered with, and/or witnesses intimidated into silence.


My exopolitics work uses qualitative research methods that are appropriated from the social sciences.

My exopolitics research should not be confused with scientific projects associated with the Human Genome Project that use quantitative research methods in various university departments, scientific laboratories or corporations. I need to emphasize that I am a political scientist by training and not an exo-biologist. My work complements the research goals of those in the Human Genome Project interested in the origins of human DNA, but does replicate the strict scientific laboratory protocols occurring in the Human Genome Project.


At best, my exopolitics research complements the extraterrestrial DNA research findings reported to have been made by Prof Chang, whose research team may work within or be related to a more classified program within the Human Genome Project.

This takes me to elaborating briefly on the exopolitical view concerning human DNA being encoded with extraterrestrial genetics. Many are familiar with the work of Zecharia Sitchin concerning evidence of genetic manipulation of a primitive hominoid that created humanity 300,000 years ago using the DNA of extraterrestrials called the Anunnaki. This is recorded in Sumerian cuneiform texts which Sitchin has translated.


Dr Arthur Horn, an exo-anthropologist supports Sitchin's claims and argues that there are several intervention points in human evolution where he believes extraterrestrials introduced their own genetics into human DNA. Dr Horn identifies a number of gaps in "the Darwinian-anthropological version of primate and human evolution" and argues that these are most likely places where extraterrestrials intervened.


He calls these "ET Inception Group" interventions and argues they occurred at the following evolutionary leaps in primate and human evolution.

  1. First, the appearance of advanced primates 40 million years ago.

  2. Second, the appearance of the first member of the human biological family in Africa, Australopithecines or Hominidae [great apes] four million years ago.

  3. Third, the development of Homo habilis [handy man] about two and a half million years ago.

  4. Fourth, the development of Homo erectus [upright man] around 1.8 million years ago.

  5. Finally, the development of Homo sapiens [knowing man] around 300,000 years ago. See Humanity's Extraterrestrial Origins (1994, 75-78).

Dr Horn's work raises important questions concerning how many times has this genetic intervention occurred and how many extraterrestrial civilizations have been involved in the genetic engineering of Homo Sapiens. A number of whistleblowers/contactees have pointed to the intervention of extraterrestrial visitors in human history.


In an online report, I have discussed literature concerning seventeen extraterrestrial civilizations that appear to be most significant for modern humanity.

This leads to the testimony of Alex Collier, a contactee who claims to met with extraterrestrials from Andromeda, that 22 extraterrestrial civilizations have contributed their genetics to human DNA:

[W]e, as a product of extraterrestrial genetic manipulation, are possessors of a vast gene pool consisting of many different racial memory banks, also consisting of at least 22 different races. Because of our genetic heritage, and because we are spirit, the benevolent extraterrestrial races actually view us as being royalty.

A number of researchers have explored Collier's claims and find him to be credible.


Collier's estimate of 22 civilizations is consistent with the work of Sitchin, Horn and others who identify different intervention points in human history where extraterrestrial genes were added to human DNA. It is Collier's estimate of the number of extraterrestrial civilizations involved in 'upgrading' human DNA that is alluded to in the Canadian National story on January 26 which says:

"Collaborative research from a gathering of exo-scientists postulate that there are genes from over 20 extraterrestrials civilizations in Human DNA."

The Canadian National later goes on to say:

Details of findings have been published in part, by Dr. Michael Salla, who is a learned scholar on extraterrestrial research. Exo-scientists and other researchers base their findings, in part, on carefully collecting data, which includes well corroborated documented observations by contactees and "whistleblowers", as well as other documentation.

I wish to clarify that my findings are published in a variety of online papers and my book, Exopolitics (2004). Indeed, my findings are supported by the testimonies of a variety of whistleblowers and contactees whose claims I view to be credible based on their credentials, documentation, sincerity and/or reliable witnesses.


The exopolitics research method that I have developed ranks different sources of evidence in an effort to distinguish between the most reliable and least reliable.

My research findings support the idea that extraterrestrials are currently intervening in human affairs. Genetic engineering has occurred in humanity's past (and present) where extraterrestrial genetics has been inserted into human DNA. Consequently, my research does support the view extraterrestrial genetics will be found in human DNA, and that the 'junk DNA' comprising 97% of human DNA is where this will be found. This is supported by the work of Prof Davies, and what Prof Chang reportedly confirmed with his team.

The role of junk DNA in the human genome continues to be an important area of study in the Human Genome Project. The influence of extraterrestrial genes currently lies outside the scientific worldview of most researchers associated with the Genome Project.


It is likely that a highly classified research study into the human genome that seeks to identify extraterrestrial genetics is occurring. It is possible that Canadian National report into Prof Chang's research is part of a controlled leak of information by those wishing to alert the public to such a program, without providing any verification. Most researchers in the Human Genome Project would not be aware of such classified research.

In conclusion, my own research methods and collaboration with other exopolitical researchers is not in any way associated with the Human Genome Project or any classified studies associated with it. The existence of Prof Sam Chang and his team researching extraterrestrial genetics in human DNA is still to be confirmed.


Nevertheless, I predict that the Human Genome Project will eventually discover that junk DNA in fact involves information from extraterrestrial civilizations as Prof Davies hypothesized. This information was likely a genetic upgrade responsible for human evolution as critical points as identified by Dr Arthur Horn.


It is very likely that official knowledge of extraterrestrial genetics in human DNA will be released in the future as part of a coordinated political disclosure concerning extraterrestrial life visiting or residing on Earth.