Owner of John Lennon's tooth would like to clone the musician



Back in 2011, I posted that one of John Lennon's teeth was up for auction. Canadian dentist Michael Zuk bought the molar for approximately $34,000 and says he would eventually like to use it to clone Lennon and raise him as his own son.

"He would still be his exact duplicate but you know, hopefully keep him away from drugs and cigarettes, that kind of thing," Zuk said.

Zuk has all kinds of other plans involving the tooth, including a DNA pendant, fine art photos, a documentary film, charity fundraising... It goes on and on over at JohnLennonTooth.com. (NME)

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  1. So he wants to make a clone of John Lennon, without the hippy drug use, 1960s music scene upbringing, art world girlfriend, and I guess long hair?

    Why? Is it supposed to be some experiment on nature vs. nurture?

  2. Imagine no premolars, it's easy if you try.

  3. Wow. Resurrecting John Lennon would be bigger than Jesus.

  4. It's been done -- way, way back in the 1980s, secret government employees dug up famous guys and ladies. And made amusing genetic copies. Most of them didn't act that much like their models (JFK was probably the closest).

  5. Isn't this basically how we ended up with the Monkees?

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