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Didn’t The Monkees Try This Already?

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John Lennon by Cynthia Blair.

The Guardian reports that a Canadian dentist by the name of Michael Zuk is hoping to clone John Lennon.

Two years ago the Red Deer-based dentist paid £19,500 for a “discoloured molar” that had been passed down by Lennon to his Weybridge housekeeper, Dot Jarlett. It was acquired in the mid-60s, and Jarlett’s son said it had “been in the family ever since”. At the time of the sale, Omega auction house claimed the tooth was “too fragile” for DNA testing.

Zuk is using the famous tooth in other ways to promote awareness of mouth cancer.