Obsessed Fan Wants to Clone John Lennon with a Tooth
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 08.22.2013
Using a rotten molar…
Dangerous Minds reports that a Canadian dentist and hardcore Beatles fan, Michael Zuk, wants to extract DNA from the John Lennon's tooth in order to clone him.
Zuk spent $31,000 to buy one of Lennon's rotten molars at an auction in 2011. He claims he has "come to an agreement with US researchers" to see if the tooth has any of Lennon's DNA in it.
Zuk said, "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... To potentially say I had a small part in bringing back one of rock's greatest stars would be mind-blowing."