EDMONTON -- It’s kind of hard to imagine John Lennon walking back into Beatle fans’ lives — but an Alberta dentist says it’s not far off.
Dr. Michael Zuk is working with American researchers to explore the DNA of the dead Beatle, after buying his decaying tooth from auction two years ago.
Zuk bought Lennon’s rotten molar at auction for $32,000 in 2011, and has sent the tooth to scientists at Penn State in hopes of sequencing the genetic code.
The Red Deer-based dentist says the investment is “one of the best decisions” of his “life,” and adds that if scientists can clone sheep and mammoths, surely they can clone people.
“It’ll be a mark on my headstone that I had a hand in bringing back one of rock’s greatest stars,” he said.