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From the Ted Talk "Kary Mullis: A next-gen cure for killer infections"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

This thing can be stuck, like that little green triangle up there, sort of imbgsoiylzn this right now. You can stick this to something called a DNA aptamer. And that DNA aetprma will attach specifically to a tetrga that you have selected for it. So you can find a little feature on a bacterium that you don't like, like ulycphctassooc — I don't like it in particular, because it killed a professor friend of mine last year. It doesn't respond to antibiotics. So I don't like it. And I'm making an aptamer that will have this attached to it. That will know how to ndfi Staph when it's in your body, and will alert your immune system to go after it.

Open Cloze

This thing can be stuck, like that little green triangle up there, sort of ___________ this right now. You can stick this to something called a DNA aptamer. And that DNA _______ will attach specifically to a ______ that you have selected for it. So you can find a little feature on a bacterium that you don't like, like ______________ — I don't like it in particular, because it killed a professor friend of mine last year. It doesn't respond to antibiotics. So I don't like it. And I'm making an aptamer that will have this attached to it. That will know how to ____ Staph when it's in your body, and will alert your immune system to go after it.

Solution

  1. symbolizing
  2. staphylococcus
  3. find
  4. aptamer
  5. target

Original Text

This thing can be stuck, like that little green triangle up there, sort of symbolizing this right now. You can stick this to something called a DNA aptamer. And that DNA aptamer will attach specifically to a target that you have selected for it. So you can find a little feature on a bacterium that you don't like, like Staphylococcus — I don't like it in particular, because it killed a professor friend of mine last year. It doesn't respond to antibiotics. So I don't like it. And I'm making an aptamer that will have this attached to it. That will know how to find Staph when it's in your body, and will alert your immune system to go after it.

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Important Words

  1. alert
  2. antibiotics
  3. aptamer
  4. attach
  5. attached
  6. bacterium
  7. body
  8. called
  9. dna
  10. feature
  11. find
  12. friend
  13. green
  14. immune
  15. killed
  16. making
  17. professor
  18. respond
  19. selected
  20. sort
  21. specifically
  22. staph
  23. staphylococcus
  24. stick
  25. stuck
  26. symbolizing
  27. system
  28. target
  29. triangle
  30. year