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From the Ted Talk "Richard Resnick: Welcome to the genomic revolution"

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Well, folks, I'm here to tell you that the world has completely changed, and none of you know about it. So now what we do is take a genome, we make maybe 50 copies of it, we cut all those copies up into little 50-base esdar, and then we sequence them, massively parallel. Then we grinb that into software and reassemble it, and tell you what the story is. So to give you a picture of what this looks like, the Human mngeoe Project: 3 gigabases, right? One run on one of these modern machines: 200 aagisgbse in a eewk. And that 200 is going to change to 600 this summer, and there's no sign of this pace slowing. The price of a base, to sequence a base, has llfnea 100 million times. That's the equivalent of you nglliif up your car with gas in 1998, waiting until 2011, and now you can drive to Jupiter and back twice.

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Well, folks, I'm here to tell you that the world has completely changed, and none of you know about it. So now what we do is take a genome, we make maybe 50 copies of it, we cut all those copies up into little 50-base _____, and then we sequence them, massively parallel. Then we _____ that into software and reassemble it, and tell you what the story is. So to give you a picture of what this looks like, the Human ______ Project: 3 gigabases, right? One run on one of these modern machines: 200 _________ in a ____. And that 200 is going to change to 600 this summer, and there's no sign of this pace slowing. The price of a base, to sequence a base, has ______ 100 million times. That's the equivalent of you _______ up your car with gas in 1998, waiting until 2011, and now you can drive to Jupiter and back twice.

Solution

  1. week
  2. filling
  3. bring
  4. reads
  5. genome
  6. gigabases
  7. fallen

Original Text

Well, folks, I'm here to tell you that the world has completely changed, and none of you know about it. So now what we do is take a genome, we make maybe 50 copies of it, we cut all those copies up into little 50-base reads, and then we sequence them, massively parallel. Then we bring that into software and reassemble it, and tell you what the story is. So to give you a picture of what this looks like, the Human Genome Project: 3 gigabases, right? One run on one of these modern machines: 200 gigabases in a week. And that 200 is going to change to 600 this summer, and there's no sign of this pace slowing. The price of a base, to sequence a base, has fallen 100 million times. That's the equivalent of you filling up your car with gas in 1998, waiting until 2011, and now you can drive to Jupiter and back twice.

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Important Words

  1. base
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  3. car
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  6. completely
  7. copies
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  10. equivalent
  11. fallen
  12. filling
  13. folks
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  15. genome
  16. gigabases
  17. give
  18. human
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  20. massively
  21. million
  22. modern
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  24. parallel
  25. picture
  26. price
  27. reads
  28. reassemble
  29. run
  30. sequence
  31. sign
  32. slowing
  33. software
  34. story
  35. summer
  36. times
  37. waiting
  38. week
  39. world