Navigation Links
American Scientists Attempt to Sequence John Lennon's Genetic Code from the Beatle's Tooth

Edmonton, Alberta (PRWEB) August 16, 2013

John Lennon's tooth is going under the microscope in a US lab with scientists considering ways to extract the genetic code from the fragile specimen owned by Canadian dentist-tooth collector Dr. Michael Zuk. "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," says Dr. Zuk.

The dentist attracted attention from skeptics for purchasing the rotten molar for over $30,000 US at a UK auction in 2011, with commentary from Bill O'Reilly and Anderson Cooper (making the Ridiculist). Dr. Zuk is standing firm with his conviction that the investment could be one of the best decisions of his life. Zuk says "to potentially say I had a small part in bringing back one of Rock's greatest stars would be mind-blowing.

Other interesting considerations related to this story include:

*How future human cloning of the ultra-rich and famous could become the rage.

*New challenges to the laws that could need to recognize the legal rights of human clones.

*A unique Beatle DNA sculpture of Lennon & McCartney which may be donated to the John Lennon Art School in Liverpool.

The molar has been busy since being sold by the Beatle's former housekeeper. It participated in a number of charitable ventures including a tour of the UK to raise awareness of mouth cancer, a line of John Lennon DNA pendants, a number of television appearances and a celebrity DNA documentary. The exact details of the scientific research is being kept confidential, but if sequencing is possible, the dentist has approved tests to be conducted to gain insight into Lennon's genes for a UK documentary on celebrity genetics.

For an entertaining interview contact Dr. Zuk directly at 403-342-0161. His website dedicated to the John Lennon DNA project may be found at

Read the full story at

Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2012 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Journal of the American College of Cardiology Taps Next Editor-in-Chief
2. Experiences of racism linked to adult-onset asthma in African-American women
3. Stroke declines dramatically, still higher in Mexican Americans
4. Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit News: Bernstein Liebhard LLP Notes New Order in Federal Litigation for American Medical Systems Mesh Lawsuits
5. Why does the American middle class continue to struggle financially?
6. North American Spine to Offer AccuraScope Procedure in New San Antonio Facility
7. The American Hospital Association Now Offers No Cost Job Feeds to
8. American Addiction Center's Team of Adolescent Addiction Specialists Provide Key Professional Advice for Parents in Talking to Their Teens About Substance Use
9. American Association of Critical-Care Nurses Recognizes North Fulton Hospital’s Critical Care Unit with Beacon Award for Excellence
10. Santa Rosa Boot Camp Celebrates Successful 1,000lb Meltdown Challenge by Donating All Proceeds to the American Heart Association
11. Escape from poverty helps explain diabetes epidemic in the American South
Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... November 25, 2015 , ... Smiles by Stevens is pleased ... moderate facial wrinkling. While many patients are aware of the benefits of Botox® in ... delivers to those suffering with discomfort, soreness, and pain as a result of Jaw ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... ... Beddit® has launched a new Android app for use with ... more intuitive SleepScore™ that rates sleep quality on a 100-point scale and makes it ... a proprietary algorithm. Beddit analyzes the data to provide an easy to understand scientific ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... Livonia, MI (PRWEB) , ... November 25, 2015 , ... ... at Presence Resurrection Medical Center (RMC) in Chicago, IL, UV Angel is evaluating the ... the medical and surgical intensive care units (totaling 30 beds) from May 2014 through ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... , ... November 25, 2015 , ... Today, Mothers ... our nation’s roadways has dropped below 10,000 for the first time since 2011. In ... 2013. , According to data released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... Md (PRWEB) , ... November 25, 2015 , ... ... Hypertension Association (PHA) announces the nation’s Periwinkle Pioneers, individuals and groups responsible for ... of this disease. The Periwinkle Pioneers, nominated by the public, will receive special ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/24/2015)... , November 24, 2015 Sectra ... Acadiana has entered into a multi-year agreement to ... centers. This investment will provide the Breast Center a ... Sectra (STO: SECT B) announces that Breast ... agreement to deploy Breast Imaging PACS in its two ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... 2015   HeartWare International, Inc . (NASDAQ: ... support technologies that are revolutionizing the treatment of advanced ... Officer Doug Godshall is scheduled to present ... Conference on December 1, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. ET.  ... New York . ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... and BERN, Switzerland , ... the ARTORG Center for Biomedical Engineering Research of the ... the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Clinical Nutrition of ... the start of an exclusive collaboration to develop a ... algorithm for the personalised delivery of insulin for diabetic ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: