A dentist is planning to clone John Lennon from one of his rotten teeth

The Beatles in Berlin.A dentist is planning – with the help of scientists – to clone John Lennon from an old rotten tooth after he bought the decayed gnasher from an auction two years ago.


Canadian doctor Michael Zuk bought the late star’s decaying gnasher for £20,000 at an auction two years ago in Britain and is now hoping – with the help of scientists – to extract the late singer’s DNA from it so he can create a genetic copy of the Beatles legend.


Speaking to examiner.com, Dr Zuk said: “If scientists think they can clone mammoths, then John Lennon could be next.


“To potentially say I had a small part in bringing back one of rock’s greatest stars would be mind-blowing.”


The Beatles rocker – who was shot dead by a crazed fan in New York in 1980 – had given the decomposed molar to his housekeeper Dorothy Jarlett after it was pulled out by a dentist in the 60s.


Doctor Zuk had been using the mouldy tooth to promote cancer awareness but has now sent a chunk of its enamel to the lab for DNA extraction.


He explained: “I am nervous and excited at the possibility that we will be able to fully sequence John Lennon’s DNA, very soon I hope.


“Many Beatles fans remember where they were when they heard John Lennon was shot. I hope they also live to hear the day he was given another chance.”


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