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From the Ted Talk "Barry Schuler: Genomics 101"

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They recently sequenced Pinot orin, and it also has about 30,000 genes, so the number of genes you have may not necessarily represent the complexity or the evolutionary order of any particular species. Now, look around: just look next to your neighbor, look forward, look backward. We all look yrettp different. A lot of very handsome and pretty plopee here, skinny, chubby, different races, cultures. We are all 99.9% genetically equal. It is one one-hundredth of one percent of enegtic material that makes the difference between any one of us. That's a tiny amount of material, but the way that ultimately expresses itself is what makes changes in humans and in all pesisce.

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They recently sequenced Pinot ____, and it also has about 30,000 genes, so the number of genes you have may not necessarily represent the complexity or the evolutionary order of any particular species. Now, look around: just look next to your neighbor, look forward, look backward. We all look ______ different. A lot of very handsome and pretty ______ here, skinny, chubby, different races, cultures. We are all 99.9% genetically equal. It is one one-hundredth of one percent of _______ material that makes the difference between any one of us. That's a tiny amount of material, but the way that ultimately expresses itself is what makes changes in humans and in all _______.

Solution

  1. genetic
  2. noir
  3. species
  4. pretty
  5. people

Original Text

They recently sequenced Pinot Noir, and it also has about 30,000 genes, so the number of genes you have may not necessarily represent the complexity or the evolutionary order of any particular species. Now, look around: just look next to your neighbor, look forward, look backward. We all look pretty different. A lot of very handsome and pretty people here, skinny, chubby, different races, cultures. We are all 99.9% genetically equal. It is one one-hundredth of one percent of genetic material that makes the difference between any one of us. That's a tiny amount of material, but the way that ultimately expresses itself is what makes changes in humans and in all species.

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collocation frequency
pinot noir 4
carbon dioxide 4
synthetic genome 3
playing god 3
grape plant 3
base pairs 3

Important Words

  1. amount
  2. chubby
  3. complexity
  4. cultures
  5. difference
  6. equal
  7. evolutionary
  8. expresses
  9. genes
  10. genetic
  11. genetically
  12. handsome
  13. humans
  14. lot
  15. material
  16. necessarily
  17. neighbor
  18. noir
  19. number
  20. order
  21. people
  22. percent
  23. pinot
  24. pretty
  25. races
  26. represent
  27. sequenced
  28. skinny
  29. species
  30. tiny
  31. ultimately