Updated: Fri, 23 Aug 2013 03:15:00 GMT | By Maureen O'Hare, William Green & Emma Flanagan
Weird news of the week: 23 August 2013

Gimme Some Tooth

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Dentist Michael Zuk, who purchased one of John Lennon's teeth for more than $30,000 in 2011, plans to extract Lennon's DNA from the tooth and sequence it to clone the deceased Beatle with the help of American scientists. "If scientists think they can clone mammoths, then John Lennon could be next," Zuk told the Examiner. "To potentially say I had a small part in bringing back one of rock’s greatest stars would be mind-blowing," he added. Indeed. Good luck with that, Michael.

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