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Posted on Apr 11, 2014 03:17 pm
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.