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John Lennon Tooth Set To Be Used As Clone

22/08/2013 10:55 BST | Updated 23/08/2013 04:12 BST

Beatles fans rejoice, John Lennon may soon be brought back from the dead.

In scenes not unlike a more musical version of Jurassic Park, a Canadian dentist who bought one of John Lennon's molars two years ago has revealed plans to clone the Beatles star.

The tooth, originally owned and then sold by the Beatle's former housekeeper, is going under the microscope in a US lab with scientists considering ways to extract the genetic code from the specimen, molar owner Dr Michael Zuk recently revealed.

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John Lennon could be cloned after a Canadian bought one of his molars

"I am nervous and excited at the possibility that we will be able to fully sequence John Lennon's DNA, very soon I hope.

"With researchers working on ways to clone mammoths, the same technology certainly could make human cloning a reality," the Canadian dentist said in an online press release.

"To potentially say I had a small part in bringing back one of rock's greatest stars would be mind-blowing," he added.

The dentist bought the rotten molar for £19,100 at a British auction in 2011.

Justifying the expensive purchase on his website he said the DNA in the tooth is "easily worth over 2.5 Million Dollars to the right company.

"It actually is priceless if it means we can clone the Beatle."

The tooth has already participated in several charitable ventures, including a tour of Britain to raise awareness of mouth cancer, a line of John Lennon DNA pendants, television appearances and a celebrity DNA documentary.