Canadian Dentist Still Planning to Clone John Lennon, Raise Him as Son

Michael Zuk waiting for technology advancement, the life of new John already mapped out.

Canadian Dentist Still Planning to Clone John Lennon, Raise Him as Son
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As previously reported, Canadian dentist Michael Zuk is planning to clone late John Lennon by extracting DNA from the singer's tooth he had purchased on an auction.

Zuk unveiled his plans over a year ago, but according to a new Channel 4 interview, he still intends to proceed with the plan once the technology is advanced enough.

And not only that, but he has the life of new John already mapped out, Consequence of Sound reports.

Michael is planning to raise the clone as his own son, and as you might have guessed, he'll make sure to sign him up for guitar lessons and keep him away from bad habits. "He would still be his exact duplicate but you know, hopefully keep him away from drugs and cigarettes, that kind of thing," he said.

The dentist also noted that Lennon's DNA could be worth millions. "If there is enough DNA to sequence it, it could be basically genetic real estate," he explained, pointing out he's confident that his plan will succeed. "I think I can, because of the laws. Depends where you do these things. If it can't be done in one country you can do these things in another," Zuk concluded.

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    Pactorn
    Let's remember Mewtwo's words: I see now that the circumstances of one's birth are irrelevant... It is what you do with the gift of life that determines who you are.
    deadsmileyface
    that is pretty nerdy of you to bring that up, but it is totally relevant and I agree so good job.
    B_Pan
    Why can I see a South Park Canadian John Lennon in my head..?
    ETID666
    because this would be a hilarious episode... by the way raise him as son part had me loling hard
    Jmoarguitar
    This is what happens when Canadians get bored in the long winters. Someone buy this guy a ski-doo
    AC/DCnut
    This guy is an idiot. People are shaped by their environments and surroundings. This person will probably look a lot like John Lennon but certainly won't be that much like him. Taking guitar lessons? Staying away from bad habits? Lennon did the opposite of these things, so how will he become Lennon? Great plan son.
    k0stil
    he will look like john lennon just like julian and sean look like him. not the exact copy. it's actually possible that the surrogate mother will give birth to a daughter. we can't choose the gender of a child yet
    alex646
    Actually when cloning, DNA cames all from the subject you´re cloning. No mother´s DNA there. So yeah, you´ll get an exact copy of John Lennon, with different psyche of course.
    The Spoon
    What if the guy raises him to murder Mark David Chapman. Holy shit. Movie idea.
    Terbasmin
    This is beyond messed up. He's dead, yes it was sad. But this is messed up. The fact he's willing to move where it'd be legal to do so shows this guy is just a bit more than nuts. If it were Lennon's parents sure, I can see reasoning behind it, you don't just take someone's genetic material and say it's your son.. This kid will have a rotten life and his dad will receive a lot of hate for being such a nut job.
    Joe-Floyd-lover
    How the hell can this be considered ethically sound? I know everyone loves John Lennon, but why on earth would someone try to clone him? Let the man rest...
    NineInchSnails
    You know cloning doesn't mean resurrecting right?
    vocoderboy
    sure but does the dentist man?
    dudester410
    Yes, he does. Which is why he wants a lennon-be/look-alike of his own for some strange reason
    Everlong729
    Maybe he's got a thing for Lennon.. It would be pretty cool to take your very own John Lennon on a date
    Pablo Mortis
    When you think of it though, this kid would never turn out exactly the same as Lennon anyway, because people are shaped by life experiences, and I hardly think this dentist can convince a child that he's walked out on him and then return to bring him up as his aunt...
    Axl_Styx1
    True, but for all intent and purpose, it will be John Lennon. It'll be his genes. As unethical as I think this is, it would be interesting to see how much society and upbringing effects the outcomes of someone's life! Will music be in his genes? Will he have the same tastes and interests, or will he be a different person! However, the media attention this John Lennon clone would have would also change his life before it really begins. And it would certainly change the upbringing to that of the real Lennon. It would definitely be interesting to see, but I think it would be wrong to do.
    gorkyporky
    Well its not like he is bringing lennon back to life. This would be a separate person.
    TheBegotten
    Only by the sound of it the dentist is trying to recreate Lennon. I have to agree, let Lennon stay dead. Don't try and force this kid to be him.
    Explorer939
    That's a seriously ignorant statement. We're talking about procuring someones DNA and selling it on the market, which is completely unethical for a number of reasons so obvious they don't even need stating! Doing something like that is completely unethical, let alone creepy and weird.
    xevious1
    DNA is only a part of who we are so even if this was possible it would be a completely different person living in a different time. the new john would probably listen to rap. sadly.
    cellofreak42
    The idea that a person can be considered "genetic real estate" years after they have died is kind of disgusting and unethical.
    schmedschmepple
    Doesn't Yoko own the rights to John's likeness or something? This could be considered copyright infringement.
    medialint
    No need to clone me. I plan to live forever ... once the technology is advanced enough.
    DrZaiu5
    Cloning John Lennon would be pointless as the clone would end up a completely different person with completely different traits. To have anyone even remotely similar to Lennon in terms of personality would require him to be live in pretty much the exact same circumstances as the original lived.
    muir
    This would've made an interesting twist to Star Wars episode 2
    ToXyN
    so... what happens after 20 years and he realizes he was ripped off and it wasn't even johns tooth... wonder what the return policy is..
    JohnSeminario
    If you're gonna keep him away from drugs, you won't wanna waste your money on those guitar lessons... (HAHA)
    matt.hebert.963
    "He would still be his exact duplicate but you know, hopefully keep him away from drugs and cigarettes, that kind of thing," Umm. I don't know how to tell you this but uh...