So what? That number's been used fifteen times already in games and books for a variety of completely unrelated things. What's more, there's absolutely nothing in-universe to connect that project on the Empirical with a cloning-related one on Kamino.
"Grant Allen [...] had written a book about the Evolution of the Idea of God. [...] it would be much more interesting if God wrote a book about the evolution of the idea of Grant Allen." ~ G. K. Chesterton, The Everlasting Man