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Dentist Plans To Clone John Lennon From Rotten Tooth

Written by Sarah Bella on August 21, 2013

Hey, remember when that Canadian dentist bought the tooth of John Lennon at auction for a stupid amount of money back in 2011? Turns out the dude is a bit of a crackpot (surprise!), today announcing his plans to make a clone of the Imagine singer from the rotten specimen.

Albertan Michael Zuk told Examiner all about his plans to get all Dr John Hammond on the late Beatle:

“I am nervous and excited at the possibility that we will be able to fully sequence John Lennon’s DNA, very soon I hope. With researchers working on ways to clone mammoths, the same technology certainly could make human cloning a reality. Many Beatles fans remember where they were when they heard John Lennon was shot. I hope they also live to hear the day he was given another chance.”

Dr Zuk bought the tooth for $30,000 in the UK and has since toured it around Great Britain to promote awareness of oral cancer, participated in a documentary on celebrity DNA, sold a line of John Lennon’s tooth pendants and wrote a book about buying the tooth.

He’s now sent the specimen to American scientists to look for genetic codes that may help clone Lennon, saying, ”To potentially say I had a small part in bringing back one of Rock’s greatest stars would be mind-blowing.”

Ain’t that the tooth.

(via Tone Deaf)

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