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Beatles fan plans to clone John Lennon using DNA from tooth

Beatles fan plans to clone John Lennon using DNA from tooth

Dentist and Beatles fan Daniel Zuk has said that he plan to clone John Lennon using the DNA from one of the late musician's teeth.

Zuk bought Lennon's tooth for £20,000 at auction in 2011. He told The Sun: "If scientists think they can clone mammoths, then John Lennon could be next. To say I had a small part in bringing back one of rock's greatest stars would be mind-blowing."

He continued: "I'm nervous and excited at the possibility 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 got another chance."

Zuk, who is based in Edmonton in Canada, bought the tooth from the son of Lennon's former housekeeper, Dot Jarlett, after it was removed in the late 1960s.

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