Portrait of British musician John Lennon (1940 - 1980) (center) and his wife, artist and musician Yoko Ono (extreme left) as
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When you win an auction for John Lennon's tooth, chances are you have plans for that tooth. Last night on the British show Dead Famous DNA, Canadian dentist Michael Zuk hammered home his desires to clone the ex-Beatle from the DNA found in his 2011 purchase.

“He could be looked at as my son," the doctor told the program's host Mark Evans, according to NME

Although the technology to make such a thing happen is years away, Zuk has put a lot of thought into what Lennon 2.0 would be. "He would still be his exact duplicate but you know, hopefully keep him away from drugs and cigarettes, that kind of thing."

Probably a wise decision. 

Zuk is also pro-actively thinking about the newly cloned Lennon's chances of claiming stake in the vast Beatles fortune. "I don’t think I would be the one, you know, owning his property, he would have the rights when he was old enough to make er, make a claim," he said. 

No word yet from Yoko.