Posted: 4:20 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013
By Rick Couri
Scientists think they are close to being able to clone a mammoth, so why not a Beatle?
Thet's the thought from Michael Zuk who paid $31,000 for one of John Lennon’s teeth in 2011.
It's clear now that he wanted more than an expensive souvenir.
“I am nervous and excited at the possibility that we will be able to fully sequence John Lennon’s DNA, very soon I hope,” Zuk said in the press release.
The dentist continued “with researchers working on ways to clone mammoths, the same technology certainly could make human cloning a reality.”
One of his problems comes from where he lives. Canada does not allow attempts to clone humans so Zuk has sent the tooth to Penn State University where he hopes they can "extract the genetic code."
Stay tuned, the band may get bigger, Zuk also owns one of Elvis Presley’s dental crowns