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I can clone John Lennon from his tooth, Canadian dentist claims
Washington Times ^ | April 11, 2014 | Cheryl K. Chumley

Posted on 04/11/2014 3:52:33 PM PDT by billorites

Put this in the column of seriously strange news. A dentist in Canada who bought an old tooth that came Beatles icon John Lennon's mouth now thinks he can turn DNA from that tooth into a baby via cloning.

Michael Zuk, who paid $33,000 for the tooth at an auction three years ago, told Britian's Channel 4 during an episode of "Dead Famous DNA" that he now is going to try to make a John Lennon-like baby that he can raise as his own.

"If there is enough DNA to sequence it, it could be basically genetic real estate," Mr. Zuk said. "My goal is to own John Lennon's DNA."

Now that he has a piece of the former musician, who was shot dead in 1980 outside the entrance of his New York City apartment building, Mr. Zuk thinks he rightfully owns all of him, in terms of DNA.

"I think I can [clone him] because of the laws," the dentist said on the Channel 4 show. "Depends on where you do these things. If it can't be done in one country, you can do these things in another. To have John Lennon's DNA sequence outside of the family protection to me — and full access to it — is worth millions."

The new version of John Lennon would be the same as the old version — only healthier, Mr. Zuk promised.

The test-tube baby, he said, would still be Lennon's "exact duplicate, but you know, hopefully keep him away from drugs and cigarettes, that kind of thing. But you know, guitar lessons wouldn't hurt anyone

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Canada; News/Current Events; US: New York; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: canada; helixmakemineadouble; johnlennon; newyork; unitedkingdom

1 posted on 04/11/2014 3:52:33 PM PDT by billorites
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To: billorites

He’d better not clone Yoko.


2 posted on 04/11/2014 3:54:17 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: billorites
Unfortunately, he would look like this:


3 posted on 04/11/2014 3:54:58 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Fight Tapinophobia in all its forms! Do not submit to arduus privilege.)
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To: freedumb2003

4 posted on 04/11/2014 3:55:59 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: billorites

(Just Like) Starting Over


5 posted on 04/11/2014 3:57:41 PM PDT by be-baw (still seeking)
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To: freedumb2003

Since we are a product of our experiences, I don’t think it would even come close to working. Sure, it might end up looking like Lennon, but it would never be anything like him in terms of talent, attitude, or emotion. With all that, why even bother?


6 posted on 04/11/2014 3:57:52 PM PDT by Tuxedo (Forget Gold - buy Lead!)
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To: freedumb2003
♫  Imagine there's no flouride . . . ♫

7 posted on 04/11/2014 3:58:25 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Obamacare: You can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.)
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To: Tuxedo

But would he still be The Walrus?


8 posted on 04/11/2014 3:59:32 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: billorites

Please don’t...I’d rather have a wooly mammoth.


9 posted on 04/11/2014 4:00:06 PM PDT by Dallas59 ("Remember me as you pass by, As you are now, so once was I, As I am now, so you will be," -Epitap)
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To: billorites
Michael Zuk, who paid $33,000 for the tooth at an auction three years ago

Did it come with a "Certificate of Authenticity" ?

Imagine if he actually does it and the baby looks like Ringo Starr ?

Just who would sell John Lennon tooth and how did they come to own it ?

When my next tooth falls out I'm putting it up on Ebay as an Elvis tooth ...I'd be a millionaire...: )

10 posted on 04/11/2014 4:00:42 PM PDT by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: billorites

Soylent Lennon ?


11 posted on 04/11/2014 4:03:03 PM PDT by blueplum
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To: freedumb2003

What would he need to clone John Holmes?


12 posted on 04/11/2014 4:03:24 PM PDT by Tulane
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To: Jeff Chandler
"This is bigger than Gob"


13 posted on 04/11/2014 4:03:30 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and is not afraid of the unlawful.)
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To: billorites

I can clone John Lennon...
Just imagine...


14 posted on 04/11/2014 4:07:39 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: Tulane

>>What would he need to clone John Holmes?<<

A really freaking big tooth.


15 posted on 04/11/2014 4:08:11 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Fight Tapinophobia in all its forms! Do not submit to arduus privilege.)
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To: dfwgator

Here’s another clue for you all...


16 posted on 04/11/2014 4:10:12 PM PDT by luigi
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To: billorites

Yeah, but what could he do with some tissue from Yoko’s....


17 posted on 04/11/2014 4:10:19 PM PDT by x1stcav ("The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.")
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To: billorites

“Imagine there’s no molar....”


18 posted on 04/11/2014 4:10:25 PM PDT by ArmstedFragg (Hoaxey Dopey Changey)
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To: billorites

Yes, but will it be able to sing Instant Karma?


19 posted on 04/11/2014 4:11:19 PM PDT by Pilgrim's Progress (http://www.baptistbiblebelievers.com/BYTOPICS/tabid/335/Default.aspx)
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To: freedumb2003

I was considering a vasectomy, but who wants to wear a cast for 6 weeks? and then everyone wants to sign it...


20 posted on 04/11/2014 4:11:24 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and is not afraid of the unlawful.)
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To: nascarnation

I haven’t seen Bucky Beaver since I was a kid in the Fifties.


21 posted on 04/11/2014 4:12:06 PM PDT by Publius ("Who is John Galt?" by Billthedrill and Publius now available at Amazon.)
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To: billorites

That’s nothing. I can clone John Lennon from a dog turd.


22 posted on 04/11/2014 4:12:57 PM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: SampleMan

Yeah, but can it sing?

But, then, neither could Lennon.


23 posted on 04/11/2014 4:14:20 PM PDT by x1stcav ("The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.")
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To: billorites
♪A working class bicuspid, is something to be...♫

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVEnm-LZozU

24 posted on 04/11/2014 4:14:35 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and is not afraid of the unlawful.)
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To: billorites
"The Boys From Liverpool" ?
25 posted on 04/11/2014 4:15:12 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: billorites

Why. Just scour the ghetto back alleys in NYC or SF and pick one ... why waste a lot of money create one.


26 posted on 04/11/2014 4:16:14 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (I think the Administration would get more respect if they just went ahead and wore clown suits.)
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To: billorites
Maybe *this* one will obey the INS deportation orders he received,obedience which very probably would have helped him avoid being murdered at the corner of 72nd St and Central Park West.
27 posted on 04/11/2014 4:16:54 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Stalin Blamed The Kulaks,Obama Blames The Tea Party)
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To: Tuxedo

I’d hate to see a commie cloned, we have enough alive that we shouldn’t bring some back.


28 posted on 04/11/2014 4:19:42 PM PDT by Bulwyf
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To: billorites

Can he clone someone more useful?


29 posted on 04/11/2014 4:22:12 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: billorites
It's not a good idea even if the tooth didn't have any decay. Unintended consequences like the baby aging fast to catch up with the age of the tooth when extracted.

This brings to mind something I saw on yt a couple weeks ago. Involved the Titanic and recovery and burial of the bodies.

I thought certain parts of the body would last like bones, hair and teeth. Well maybe the teeth. But they tried to ID 3 bodies in a cemetery in Halifax and found that the graves of their test cases were flooded destroying everything since 1913. But enough of the Romanov bodies DNA survived to ID all but one even though sulphuric acid had been poured over them and they were in poor condition. Now their shallow graves may have drained better; I don't know much about it, obviously.

The mystery baby, they found one piece of bone. They were able to extract enough from that poor sample to prove its parents were not who they suspected but did prove it was a child (boy) of Finnish parents.

The main thing was that I guess if your grave floods and any DNA is needed, you are toast. Er slime. I think washed out graves are fairly common and don't know how reliable the vaults are.

It is also my understanding that cremains provide no DNA that can be sequenced even though some bits of bone are present. Kind of ghoulish to think about.

30 posted on 04/11/2014 4:22:29 PM PDT by Aliska
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To: Perdogg; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Ha ha Mister Teeth

Thanks billorites.


31 posted on 04/11/2014 4:41:29 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: billorites
Why the hell would we want that loon around, again?

I'm of the Beatle generation and I thought they sucked.

I still threaten murder for anyone playing that damned "I wanna hold your hand." crap, among a few others.

32 posted on 04/11/2014 4:43:48 PM PDT by OldSmaj (I am an avowed enemy of islam and obama is a damned fool and traitor. Questions?)
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To: GeronL
"Can he clone someone more useful?"

Lennon wrote some truly beautiful music; both with Paul McCartney and after.

Being vocal in support of "Peace" might have rubbed some people the wrong way, but gee that's not what I consider a moral failing or anything. After all I'm in favor of "Peace" just like I'm in favor of "Life" and other stuff. As for his taste in women, well love is blind and who am I to judge.

I was a radio announcer working at an album rock station when Lennon was killed in 1980. The extent to which people were hurt by that loss, the feeling of having someone so talented cut down in his prime brings a chill to my spine over 33 years later. For a number of people of a certain age, it was perhaps their first experience of loss and the subsequent grief. There are many songs that bring tears to my eyes still and probably always will.

Yoko!
You skank!

33 posted on 04/11/2014 4:56:51 PM PDT by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: billorites

I am never going to feel a loss when a celebrity dies


34 posted on 04/11/2014 4:58:13 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: x1stcav
"Yeah, but what could he do with some tissue from Yoko’s...."

Trust me.

You don't wanna go there buddy.

35 posted on 04/11/2014 5:00:48 PM PDT by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: OldSmaj

John Lennon:

loved his music, hated his politics.

I’ve said this before, if I listened to only the musicians that I agreed with politically, morally and philisophically I’d be sitting in a darkened room listening to Anita Bryant over and over again.

To each his own, though.

CC


36 posted on 04/11/2014 5:07:34 PM PDT by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: billorites

If he’s going to clone anyone, clone Elvis. Even lennon said “if there had been no Elvis Presley, there would have been no john lennon.


37 posted on 04/11/2014 5:09:39 PM PDT by lowbridge
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To: dfwgator

Why doesn’t the Dentist do something useful?Somewhere there has to be one of Marilyn Monroe’s teeth,or maybe Betty Page.


38 posted on 04/11/2014 5:09:40 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: GeronL
"I am never going to feel a loss when a celebrity dies."

My goodness you're cold.

And barely a year since the passing of Stompin' Tom.

;->

39 posted on 04/11/2014 5:10:29 PM PDT by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: billorites

Sweet Jesus.
It’s far worse than anyone can imagine.


40 posted on 04/11/2014 5:15:43 PM PDT by x1stcav ("The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.")
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To: billorites

Why didn’t people support his son, Julian (a carbon copy if I ever saw one!), who is a fantastic musician! Don’t know why we would need a clone.


41 posted on 04/11/2014 5:34:50 PM PDT by Thorliveshere (Minnesota Survivor)
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To: billorites

The first try may not turn out perfectly, perhaps number 9.


42 posted on 04/11/2014 7:50:56 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Libertarianism offers the transitory concepts and dialogue to move from conservatism, to liberalism)
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To: Jeff Chandler

Hilarious!!

“No roots below us... Above us only saliva...”

“Imagine all the molars enameling as one...”


43 posted on 04/11/2014 7:55:17 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: billorites

How about John Voight from teeth marks on a pencil?


44 posted on 04/11/2014 8:10:47 PM PDT by Old Yeller (In Latin, the word sinister means left. Which is appropriate for left-wingers.)
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To: billorites

Imagine that.


45 posted on 04/11/2014 8:51:20 PM PDT by Cincinnatus
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To: Cincinnatus

The poor guy would probably wind up at a Pentecostal Alter, fall on his knees, get saved and live happily ever after singing...

“I’m a one God apostolic tongue talking holy rolling born again heaven bound believer in the liberating power of Jesus name!’


46 posted on 04/11/2014 9:24:22 PM PDT by shineon
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To: billorites; Revolting cat!
Isn't he a bit long in the tooth at this point?


47 posted on 04/12/2014 12:35:06 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: dfwgator

LOL!


48 posted on 04/14/2014 11:56:11 AM PDT by oldweesie
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