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

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So it was about four years ago, five years ago, I was sitting on a stgae in Philadelphia, I think it was, with a bag silmiar to this. And I was pinlulg a molecule out of this bag. And I was saying, you don't know this molecule really well, but your body knows it extremely well. And I was thinking that your body hated it, at the time, because we are very immune to this. This is claled alpha-gal etioppe. And the fact that pig heart valves have lots of these on them is the reason that you can't transplant a pig heart valve into a person easily.

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So it was about four years ago, five years ago, I was sitting on a _____ in Philadelphia, I think it was, with a bag _______ to this. And I was _______ a molecule out of this bag. And I was saying, you don't know this molecule really well, but your body knows it extremely well. And I was thinking that your body hated it, at the time, because we are very immune to this. This is ______ alpha-gal _______. And the fact that pig heart valves have lots of these on them is the reason that you can't transplant a pig heart valve into a person easily.

Solution

  1. similar
  2. stage
  3. pulling
  4. called
  5. epitope

Original Text

So it was about four years ago, five years ago, I was sitting on a stage in Philadelphia, I think it was, with a bag similar to this. And I was pulling a molecule out of this bag. And I was saying, you don't know this molecule really well, but your body knows it extremely well. And I was thinking that your body hated it, at the time, because we are very immune to this. This is called alpha-gal epitope. And the fact that pig heart valves have lots of these on them is the reason that you can't transplant a pig heart valve into a person easily.

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Important Words

  1. bag
  2. body
  3. called
  4. easily
  5. epitope
  6. extremely
  7. fact
  8. hated
  9. heart
  10. immune
  11. lots
  12. molecule
  13. person
  14. philadelphia
  15. pig
  16. pulling
  17. reason
  18. similar
  19. sitting
  20. stage
  21. thinking
  22. time
  23. transplant
  24. valve
  25. valves
  26. years