John Lennon’s tooth unlikely to help resurrect Beatle, expert says

Friday, August 23, 2013

The Alberta dentist who bought John Lennon's tooth has sent it to the U.S. for DNA sequencing in the hopes the former Beatles may one day be cloned. With a little help from an Alberta dentist and the power of science, John Lennon may someday live to sing another song.

But not any time soon.Michael Zuk, a dentist based in Red Deer, bought the molar of former Beatle for more than $30,000 (U.S.) in 2011. He has sent it to American researchers who are looking at ways to extract Lennon’s DNA from the tooth.His goal is to use the information to eventually clone the legendary musician, who was murdered in 1980.But one cloning expert said it’s impossible to pull off at this point.

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