Dr. Michael Zuk didn’t blow $30,000 on John Lennon’s tooth for its medical significance or second-hand value. When the Canadian dentist purchased the molar at an auction in 2011, he had an ambitious goal in mind: bringing the rock legend back from the dead. Zuk believes that by deriving a genetic blueprint from the tooth, the scientific community will be able to produce a Lennon clone.
“If scientists think they can clone Mammoths, then John Lennon could be next,” he explained to The Examiner. Two years after the widely publicized auction, Zuc maintains that the tooth could prove to be the investment of his life, as it stands to launch a scientific and pop-cultural revolution.
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