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From the Ted Talk "Elizabeth Murchison: Fighting a contagious cancer"

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The next slide is going to be rsuomeeg. This is Jonas. He's a Tasmanian devil that we found with a large rmuot on his face. And being a geneticist, I'm always interested to look at DNA and mutations. So I took this opportunity to collect some smaespl from Jonas' tumor and also some samples from other parts of his body. I took these back to the lab. I extracted DNA from them. And when I looked at the sequence of the DNA, and compared the sequence of Jonas' tumor to that of the rest of his body, I discovered that they had a completely different genetic profile. In fact, Jonas and his tumor were as different from each other as you and the person sitting next to you. What this told us was that Jonas' tumor did not arise from cells of his own body. In fact, more genetic profiling tldo us that this tumor in Jonas actually probably first esoar from the clsel of a female tansmaain devil — and Jonas was clearly a male.

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The next slide is going to be ________. This is Jonas. He's a Tasmanian devil that we found with a large _____ on his face. And being a geneticist, I'm always interested to look at DNA and mutations. So I took this opportunity to collect some _______ from Jonas' tumor and also some samples from other parts of his body. I took these back to the lab. I extracted DNA from them. And when I looked at the sequence of the DNA, and compared the sequence of Jonas' tumor to that of the rest of his body, I discovered that they had a completely different genetic profile. In fact, Jonas and his tumor were as different from each other as you and the person sitting next to you. What this told us was that Jonas' tumor did not arise from cells of his own body. In fact, more genetic profiling ____ us that this tumor in Jonas actually probably first _____ from the _____ of a female _________ devil — and Jonas was clearly a male.

Solution

  1. cells
  2. tumor
  3. tasmanian
  4. arose
  5. samples
  6. gruesome
  7. told

Original Text

The next slide is going to be gruesome. This is Jonas. He's a Tasmanian devil that we found with a large tumor on his face. And being a geneticist, I'm always interested to look at DNA and mutations. So I took this opportunity to collect some samples from Jonas' tumor and also some samples from other parts of his body. I took these back to the lab. I extracted DNA from them. And when I looked at the sequence of the DNA, and compared the sequence of Jonas' tumor to that of the rest of his body, I discovered that they had a completely different genetic profile. In fact, Jonas and his tumor were as different from each other as you and the person sitting next to you. What this told us was that Jonas' tumor did not arise from cells of his own body. In fact, more genetic profiling told us that this tumor in Jonas actually probably first arose from the cells of a female Tasmanian devil — and Jonas was clearly a male.

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tasmanian devil population 4
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Important Words

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  5. collect
  6. compared
  7. completely
  8. devil
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  10. dna
  11. extracted
  12. face
  13. fact
  14. female
  15. genetic
  16. geneticist
  17. gruesome
  18. interested
  19. jonas
  20. lab
  21. large
  22. looked
  23. male
  24. mutations
  25. opportunity
  26. parts
  27. person
  28. profile
  29. profiling
  30. rest
  31. samples
  32. sequence
  33. sitting
  34. slide
  35. tasmanian
  36. told
  37. tumor