Dentist’s Plan: Clone John Lennon Using Tooth

by | August 23, 2013 at 2:24 PM | Celebrity, General, Odd News

John Lennon (Photo: Getty)

By Kate Seamons, Newser Staff

Remember when a Canadian dentist bought one of John Lennon‘s teeth for $31,000 in November 2011? Turns out Michael Zuk wanted to do more with the molar than display it on a shelf.

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Zuk hopes he can use the decaying tooth to clone the dead Beatle. Seriously. Zuk explains in a press release that he has shipped the tooth to Penn State University, where scientists will hopefully “extract the genetic code.”

Next steps: first, scientists figure how to clone mammoths; then Zuk simply applies that technology to Lennon’s DNA. No problem!

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One bummer for Zuk (who also own Elvis Presley’s dental crown), per Canada.com: His country banned human cloning in 2004, so he’ll have to continue to chase his dream outside its boundaries. Keep up with his effort at JohnLennonTooth.com.

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