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From the Ted Talk by Marc Goodman: A vision of crimes in the future

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So how will criminals abuse this? Well, with synthetic biology you can do some pretty neat things. For example, I predict that we will move away from a plant-based narcotics world to a sthniteyc one. Why do you need the pnlats anymore? You can just take the DNA code from marijuana or ppeiops or coca leaves and cut and past that gene and put it into yseat, and you can take those yeast and make them make the cacinoe for you, or the marijuana, or any other drug. So how we use yeast in the future is going to be really interesting. In fact, we may have some really interesting bread and beer as we go into this next century.

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So how will criminals abuse this? Well, with synthetic biology you can do some pretty neat things. For example, I predict that we will move away from a plant-based narcotics world to a _________ one. Why do you need the ______ anymore? You can just take the DNA code from marijuana or _______ or coca leaves and cut and past that gene and put it into _____, and you can take those yeast and make them make the _______ for you, or the marijuana, or any other drug. So how we use yeast in the future is going to be really interesting. In fact, we may have some really interesting bread and beer as we go into this next century.

Solution

  1. cocaine
  2. plants
  3. yeast
  4. poppies
  5. synthetic

Original Text

So how will criminals abuse this? Well, with synthetic biology you can do some pretty neat things. For example, I predict that we will move away from a plant-based narcotics world to a synthetic one. Why do you need the plants anymore? You can just take the DNA code from marijuana or poppies or coca leaves and cut and past that gene and put it into yeast, and you can take those yeast and make them make the cocaine for you, or the marijuana, or any other drug. So how we use yeast in the future is going to be really interesting. In fact, we may have some really interesting bread and beer as we go into this next century.

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