Anderson Cooper has some fun with the John Lennon Tooth Story
John Lennon Clone on popular UK gameshow - Mind the Buzzcocks Series 27 Episode 11 -time 6:30 on clip
Dr. Michael Zuk discusses how scientists could soon clone John Lennon & other famous people
*Beatle DNA goldmine discussed in recent News Story
*John Lennon's Tooth featured on UK Channel 4 FAMOUS DEAD DNA
*Guinness Record Granted for JL Tooth - 'Most Expensive'
*Tooth heads to Manchester UK & sees an article in the United Airlines magazine
Celebrity Tooth Collector predicts John Lennon Clone by 2040 - Story
John Lennon Clone's Legacy Sold Off -"Why did you sell Love Me Do?!!"-Link
Quote: "Can Lennon (or anyone else for that matter) be cloned? The answer is yes."
-Nobel Prize winning scientist Sir John Gurdon (Link)
Quote: "De-extinction has gone very much further, very much more rapidly than anyone ever would've imagined." - Ross MacPhee, paleontologist
The first round of press was a snicker about the listing of a Beatle tooth at auction, then an explosion with the sale of the tooth for a record-breaking amount. This second blitz of mega-publicity is NOTHING compared to the attention this story will get when the John Lennon DNA project reaches the ultimate goal of bringing back an actual genetic replica of the late Rock Legend. Many will say the creation of a living clone of John Lennon is immoral or insane, but it can be argued otherwise. JL would have prefered to have lived a full life and continue with his efforts for PEACE. If things are left to natural progression, as seen with Elvis's massive estate, JL INC will eventually fall into the hands of people who have no genetic link to the Beatle. Perhaps the time is right to look into this venture as the Beatle's will.
"The thing that I always say is, if you don't try, how would you know it's not possible?" - Insung Hwang, cloning expert
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Human cells have already been cloned and replicated for over 50 years. The story of Henrietta's Cells will shock you. It is a true story about a poor Black woman who had her cells cultured for science and they are still alive today (long after her death) in many of the labs around the world. Rich, poor, famous or unknown the issues related to genetic sciences are complex. Few will be able to make intelligent comments about these topics unless they take the time to learn more about what has already occurred behind the scenes.
Quote: "If you don't think cloning is possible, you need to read BRINGING THEM BACK TO LIFE, National Geographic April, 2013." - Dr. Michael Zuk
HUMAN CLONING may already be happening. As mentioned in the article above, while you are reading this we know at least one species in Australia is being brought back to life with advanced cloning techniques. If man drove something into extinction, doesn't it seem right to try to bring it/him/her back?
The John Lennon DNA investigation may provide the essentials needed to allow the possibility of an exact genetic clone in the not too distant future. Hank Greely, who is a leading bioethicist at Sanford, commented on bringing back extinct animals as 'really cool'...we wonder what he would say about a Beatle? Groovy?
In a recent interview Harvard synthetic biologist George Church said:
"...reading and writing DNA is now about a million times faster than seven or eight years ago. Another technology that the de-extinction of a Neanderthal would require is human cloning. We can clone all kinds of mammals, so it's very likely that we could clone a human. Why shouldn't we be able to do so?"
"The Tooth gets into Rolling Stone again?"
The John Lennon Tooth recently visited New York City. It participated in the filming of an episode of 'Oddities', visited the Sirius Radio Studio for an interview, dropped off a photo for Anderson Cooper and visited the Dakota on the anniversary of John Lennon's passing. A following trip brought the famous tooth to London, Liverpool and Leeds with a visit to the Beatles Museum.
The tooth of the matter is John Lennon was such a massive star in the world of music, that a crazy dentist was willing look like an idiot and invest over $30,000 US to buy it. Within 36 hours literally hundreds of millions of people discovered the fate of a small rotten molar and experts in marketing began to applaud the idea. A Kardashian quickie divorce, the Justin Bieber scandal and the Michael Jackson murder trial were surpassed by the news of the John Lennon Tooth auction. One error in the news relates to the chain of ownership - Alan McGee did not own the tooth - he simply was selling items at the same auction at which the tooth was sold.
The obsessed dentist went into overdrive and immediately pumped the press for more exposure, dreamed up a number of charity ideas, wrote a song parody, arranged a photo shoot, designed a DNA sculpture and worked behind the scenes on the DNA mystery. This was not just a rotten stinky tooth...it was an actual physical specimen of a historical figure worth more by weight and size than any other element on earth. (Read more in his book "john Lennon Tooth" - on blurb.com)
"I think it's pretty clear now that John Lennon has a magical power down to the dust of his rotten molar. He gave it to a fan, and I'm thrilled to be able to chosen to share his influence for charity, entertainment and science," says Zuk.
ABOUT Dr. Michael Zuk
As a practising dentist, Dr. Zuk is kept busy with a general practice that provides a new style of extreme smile makeover treatment which you never see on TV. He is an advocate against the reckless use of porcelain veneers and has used some of the notoriety from buying a few celebrity teeth to raise his platform on this issue. As a marketing expert who has competed in high level competitions within the GKIC organization he rubs elbows with many of the most innovative people in the world. His interests include cartooning, songwriting, and marketing development. Dr. Zuk is a marketing consultant to several dental programs and is auditioning for a position with a 1-800 -(Confidential) company. He has a number of books on Blurb.com and made headlines with his first best selling book 'Confessions of a Former Cosmetic Dentist' which was mentioned in the New York Times and reviewed favourably by this critic.
Did you know?
'Zuk' translates into the word 'beetle' in Russian/Ukrainian and Dr. Zuk lived the first few years of his life in NYC only a few blocks away from where John Lennon lived the last of his. While the two never met Dr. Zuk has met many people who have shared stories about their experiences with JL.
SONG: Love Me Tooth -parody written by Michael Zuk & performed by Curtis Phagoo- as played on Sirius radio with Jay Thomas
(click at your own risk)
"A few of the programs that jumped on the Tooth's purchase are shown below, but worldwide the molar has become the most famous Rot Star that ever lived!" - m
There are so many questions that need answers, here are a few to consider:
If human cloning is perfected, which companies will become the leaders in this new biotech area?
Will countries change their laws to take advantage of the surge of interest in this area?
Which extinct animals or people will be selected for cloning?
Why is so much of this research done in secrecy?
Where did Dr. Zuk purchase his collection of celebrity DNA?
What if one of Lennon's son's was pro-life and the other was reluctant to the proposal?
We don't have all the answers yet, but if you want a link to Dr. Zuk's free book about John Lennon's tooth and information where you can buy your favorite celebrity's body parts (sorry that sounds bad) - 'Justin Bieber's Hair' for example. Just sign up for the free e-reports and you may know before anyone else!
Looking for a John Lennon Clone? If you can't wait for the real thing you will freak when you see this impersonator...LINK
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