Last year, we told you about the totally sane Canadian dentist who bought John Lennon’s teeth in an auction in order to “fully sequence [his] DNA” and make a clone. Well, Dr. Michael Zuk is still at it, and in between crazy-person meetings with A.J. Weberman, he’s planned out John Jr.’s entire life.
Zuk said he plans to raise the clone as his own son and will, of course, sign him up for guitar lessons. He’ll also make sure he doesn’t get mixed up with the wrong crowd, explaining, “He would still be his exact duplicate but you know, hopefully keep him away from drugs and cigarettes, that kind of thing.”
Zuk theorizes Lennon’s DNA could be worth millions. “If there is enough DNA to sequence it, it could be basically genetic real estate,” he explained, adding that he’s confident he can carry out his plans. “I think I can, because of the laws. Depends where you do these things. If it can’t be done in one country you can do these things in another.” (Via)
Hm, a pop star growing up in Canada — what could go wrong? Oh.